Pensioner killed in Bela-Bela

2017-02-03 18:30
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Polokwane – A pensioner was shot dead at a holiday resort near Rooiberg, in Limpopo, on Friday morning, police said.

Robbers killed Daniel Killian Jacobs, 62, at the Leeupoort holiday resort near Rooiberg, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.

He and his wife Emmarentia, 61, were staying on a smallholding in the resort. Jacobs got up around 03:00 to get a glass of water.

His wife had noticed people moving around outside, alerted Jacobs and locked herself in the bathroom, where she used her cellphone to summon help. They broke in by smashing a window with a brick.

When a neighbour arrived, they found Jacobs dead with a gunshot wound to the chest. The attackers stole Emmarentia's handbag.

The police’s dog unit, the local community policing forum, and farmers were helping to track down the killers.


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