Bloch murders: Condolences and shock as couple found murdered

2018-05-07 19:29

Shock and sadness were at the heart of condolence messages circulated on Monday, after the parents of struggle veteran and education expert Graeme Bloch were found murdered in their home in Mowbray, Cape Town.

Rosalie Bloch, 84, and Aubrey Jackson, 94, were found tied up and murdered in their Victorian double-storey home in the quiet suburb on Saturday, May 5.

The murder has left the leafy suburb reeling. It is one of Cape Town's safest suburbs, based on recent crime stats.

Mayor Patricia de Lille and talk show host Redi Tlhabi also tweeted their condolences on Monday.

Mowbray has only recorded 10 reported murders over the past 10 years - from 2007 to 2017.

Only three attempted murder cases were reported for 2016/17.

Burglary, however, is high in the area, with 230 cases reported in 2016/17 and 2 019 cases reported over 10 years.

The family has not yet announced funeral and memorial details.

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