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Woman tracked down, killed by stalker ex

2011-05-04 08:48

Johannesburg - A 25-year-old woman was hit in the face with a knuckle-duster and then stabbed to death with a pocket knife, allegedly by her stalker ex-boyfriend who had tracked her down to a security complex in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, Beeld reported on Wednesday.

Andrea Venter, an auditor from Rustenburg, moved to Johannesburg three months ago to get away from her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, against whom she had obtained an interdict in 2008, her brother, Kobus Venter, told Beeld.

But the former boyfriend phoned no fewer than 33 auditing firms in Johannesburg to find her, and once he did, he started phoning her repeatedly at her office, said her mother, Annatjie Venter.

She said her daughter told her: "You don't know how dangerous he is."

On Monday, the man went to the Sibaya Sands security complex in Fourways where he broke her nose by hitting her with a knuckle-duster.

She tried to run away but he followed her and allegedly stabbed her to death in front of a security guard at the entrance of the complex.

He then tried to cut his own throat.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Tshisikhawe Ndou told Beeld the man was expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court once he had recovered from his injury.

- Beeld story

Comments
  • anna - 2011-05-04 10:54

    I hope the security guard at least tried to help her!

  • MACKAROONEY - 2011-05-04 10:59

    Read my comments about the rape of a mother and daughter in Benoni.This country has gone to the dogs....and yes I know stalkers are everywhere,but we dont deal with our criminal elements.

  • kingkong - 2011-05-04 10:59

    please people a life was lost do we have to bring race into it this guy is a loser and a coward finnish and klaar a mommy s boy useless and no use to anybody place photos in newspapers to warn off future girlfriends of this idiot

  • Troy - 2011-05-04 10:59

    i live in the same complex. my sister saw the whole incident and i only arrived only to find a badly stabbed woman...dead and lying in a poo of blood! my sister asked the guard to disarm the basturd but the guard told her he is scared of dying! but they had guns in the controll room! It was a horrible site when the cops lifted the woman to put her in their death tray! One guy broght a gun and couldnt finish off the basturd coz he would have been charged for murder!

      Podgette - 2011-05-04 11:54

      Tarri-Dee, without raising your ire and the rest of the commentators: where exactly do you live - previously "Yes loser i lived right NEXT TO HER" and now you are two flats below her. While I understand you are extremely traumatised by this do you have to be so aggro? Everyone (even idiots)have an opinion and are entitled to them.

  • MACKAROONEY - 2011-05-04 11:01

    Steen.....are you on something ?like crystalmeth or do you have a mental problem ?

  • freakylady1 - 2011-05-04 11:02

    Some of the comments in the story are false, the man used a hunting knife not a pocket knife, her throat was slit after he stabbed her in the stomach. what i find confusing is how his car was parked in her carport in the complex? for a stalker he seemed rather at home.

      Slayer - 2011-05-04 11:25

      "for a stalker he seemed rather at home" What exactly are you implying?

      Lee - 2011-05-04 11:37

      That was what I was thinking as well, how did he get past the guards? If the security is so great, obviously they should've called her to let him in.... Who knows. Why couldn't the guards kick him or something while they were waiting. Are they not supposed to protect the people living there?? Condolences to her family and friends.

      freakylady1 - 2011-05-04 13:39

      Slayeer what i am implying is that he seemed to be living with her, he had keys to her flat......his car was parked in the carport assigned to her flat......my ex husband assisted the security to locate the flat and they found his unlocked car. Hence he seemed at home...as in possibly living with her.

      Yay - 2011-05-04 15:41

      @freaky, stalker having keys to the flat, hmmmm..., sounds right, most stalkers will do anything to gain access to their victims.

      Preven - 2011-05-05 12:26

      she was renting my frnds unit crazy..i was at the complex at 2am to drop a frnd

  • BoneCollectR - 2011-05-04 11:12

    All you folks blaming the SA police and justice system for cases involving stalking, wake up and swallow the fact that it is not a SA-specific challenge dealing with stalkers. It is difficult for any prosecution to prove a case and convince a judge to pass a punitive jail term for such cases. Some people stalk because they are 'unconsciously let in' by the victim (not suggesting it was the case with Andrea (may her soul rest in peace)), other are provoked, dared, etc... Watch C&I network and you will see how Americans and British investigators struggle with these types of cases. Usually result in a similar tragedy. Sure this man is a beast and nothing justifies a cold-blooded murder.

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-05-04 11:23

    Bring on the death penalty.

  • Colleen - 2011-05-04 11:27

    I live at the Sibaya Sands Complex, and I can tell you now, that it was a horrible thing to see, alot of us at the complex woke up from her scream. I can't stop thinking about it. I hope this guy suffers for what he has done.

      Preven - 2011-05-05 12:24

      she was renting my frnds unit crazy..i was at the complex at 2am to drop a frnd

      Podgette - 2011-05-06 09:08

      @Preven ~ and...?

  • Mbali Ntshangase - 2011-05-04 11:35

    May she R.I.P. some ppl r so crazy yesses! Barbaric act

  • Colline - 2011-05-04 11:36

    it's to easy for ppl to say to abused women "just leave him", sadly it's not always that easy. Condolences to her family, may God help them through this.

  • Mbali Ntshangase - 2011-05-04 11:36

    May she rest in peace.....damn some ppl are so barbaric....am speechless actually.

  • isabel.rheinhard - 2011-05-04 12:13

    A guy like that should be publicly stoned to death !!!

  • motsokwane - 2011-05-04 12:17

    I didn't mean to scare you Tarri,tell us more or do you prefere to tell the court what you witnessed?

  • Wayne - 2011-05-04 12:51

    Thing is, if she had an interdict against him, all she needed to do was take proof of his calls to a Judge and obtain an arrest warrant, which she then takes to the SAPS and they carry out the arrest. With an interdict you are protected by law, but if you don't make use of the interdict properly then it is quite frankly useless.

  • MJ84@24.com - 2011-05-04 12:53

    RIP Andrea! I hope the s.o.b gets life in the WORST prison in SA!

  • Michael - 2011-05-04 13:25

    May the Lord be with Andrea Venter who was killed by her 30 year old ex Boyfriend this morning in Sibaya Sands complex. Lonehill. . . May he get the Justice he deserves and spend the rest of his life rotting in jail, getting raped by other inmates. . . and may the Lord please be with her Family and be with them through this hard and Dreadful time. . . R.I.P Andrea Venter

  • pugwash - 2011-05-04 13:31

    Speechless ........ so sad :( RIP pretty lady.

  • Victor - 2011-05-04 13:38

    So let me get this right.... "he killed her infront of a security guard", and wtf did the security guard do to help her???????? what is happening to this country of ours..... ahhh man, this is exactly the reason why I hate reading the news papers and watching the news... this really breaks my heart! I pray for strenght for all the families who has lost someone throught murder!. But most of all, i pray to God to help this Country!

  • gladys - 2011-05-04 13:53

    she sure was pretty...poor Girl how do you know if a person will turn out to be a crazy stalker?

  • Louise Coetzee - 2011-05-04 13:57

    A$$hole! amazing that even with an interdict, he still kept making contact! did she not report it to the police?!?

      4nic8 - 2011-05-04 14:52

      Thats what an interdict is!!!

  • Sweetness - 2011-05-04 14:04

    As a mother I really feel such deep pain for the parents especially the mother of this beautiful girl.With her daughter having completed her studies and doing a great job, the next great thing u long for is that pretty day when your princess walks down the isle! Now she has been denied all that by this jerk! What a way to spend a mother's day! My sincerest condolences to the Venters!!! My prayers are with u!!

  • Superdude - 2011-05-04 14:50

    So disturbing, this poor girl had been tormented since 2008. RIP.

  • Michele - 2011-05-04 15:07

    F-en bastard! Plzze plze let me kill him slowly (and yes I am a woman)

  • Nadia - 2011-05-04 15:09

    Why does it always have to be about race. The only time SA will be free of the past is when people move on and DONT CARE ABOUT what colour he/she/anyone is. Old mindsets imprisoned by the past. RIP Andrea - a life is a life no matter what.

  • justbreathe - 2011-05-04 15:45

    firstly why oh why do they again bring in the racist card!!! then noone has thought to say about the auditing company who just gave out her personal details, is there no way that a person cannot be notified if someone is trying to find them if there is a interdict out against someone.. scary thought poor girl thought she was safe - my thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends may she RIP

  • ahannemannjansen - 2011-05-04 16:17

    What an awful story. RIP Andrea and condolences to the family. Hope he gets what he deserves!

  • Brainy - 2011-05-04 16:55

    And then they say its only blacks who commit such crimes!

  • i.f.chick - 2011-05-04 17:19

    sick!! Y not take your own miserable life?

  • KOP - 2011-05-04 18:40

    How is the State ever going to help prevent violence where court interdicts were obtained? I think there is many more tragedies waiting.

  • Hugh - 2011-05-04 21:08

    The question is why the police did nothing all this while. Again the criminal gets to push the limits of the law foresaking the law abiding citizen

  • Winston - 2011-05-05 08:03

    Hope he gets raped repeatedly and gets a slow puncture in prison....

  • adnaan.slamdien - 2011-05-05 08:08

    Make an example of him and toss him into Paulsmore prison

  • Perfume - 2011-05-05 08:18

    Why did the security guards not do anything, just an observation!!

      DeonL - 2011-05-05 10:38

      It happened outside at the entrance, the attack probably lasted only a few seconds.

      Perfume - 2011-05-05 11:48

      Thanks Deon :)

  • londonfox - 2011-05-05 09:33

    i thought crime like this are only done by blacks?

      DeonL - 2011-05-05 10:37

      Jealosy don't have a colour.

      Perfume - 2011-05-05 11:47

      Really London, as Deon said "Jealousy knows NO COLOUR", I can tell you of a friend that has been disfigured for life because her then boyfriend threw acid in her face, he told her "if I cant have you then NO ONE WILL"

  • leigh.jacobs2 - 2011-05-05 09:41

    absolutely sickening :(

  • DeonL - 2011-05-05 10:39

    This is so sad.

  • Craig44 - 2011-05-05 11:42

    The Death Penalty sounds good... Hang the scum

  • veelee57 - 2011-05-05 13:12

    OMW...some sick maniac...should be put to death. :(

  • Tomahawk - 2011-05-05 15:14

    You bloggers are pathetic, none of you have anything of value to say about the article all you do is bitch and moan at each other, achieving absolutely nothing........

      freakylady1 - 2011-05-06 09:10

      did you bother to read everything?

  • chrismtb007 - 2011-05-05 15:21

    geeez I wish I can get this stupid idiot of a 13th disaster in the ANC face to face one day... for those who didnt like what I said, well I only asked the idiot why he likes a white woman if he always says he hates whites... any offence in that?? no... This guy needs to be put in a hole!!! mr 13 diciple, please please come visit me, I have two friends that really want to get close to you!!

  • peace_piece - 2011-05-06 09:30

    Here's my question - surely this guy had friends/family? Why did they not do anything? They are just as quilty as he is! When you KNOW someone is busy with something wrong, do something! Stupid pathetic losers. This could have been prevented I'm sure.

  • York Hunt - 2011-05-06 10:56

    If you love someone would you hit them with a knuckleduster and then stab and kill them?

  • flip.beukes1 - 2012-01-29 22:29

    Her courtcase is starting today! We should follow this. Would be interesting to see how they punish him. He is pleading insanity..... Did you know he is out on bail? Walking amongst us!!!!!!!!!!! How is this possible????????????