Port Elizabeth man shares heartbreak after fiancée’s murder

2018-07-27 16:17
Christopher Bonus and Kelly Bain. (PHOTO: Facebook)

Christopher Bonus and Kelly Bain. (PHOTO: Facebook)

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“My world has fallen apart,” says 34-year-old Christopher Bonus of his state of mind after a suspected burglar killed his fiancée, Kelly Bain (26), on Wednesday in the couple’s home in Brymore, Port Elizabeth.

“I’m being supported by my family, friends and colleagues,” Christopher told YOU in a telephone interview.

The knife-wielding intruder stabbed Kelly in the neck and arm at about 12.30 pm, according to police spokesman Captain Johan Rheeder.

“Kelly was on maternity leave and I went home at lunchtime to check on her and our daughter,” Christopher explained.

The intruder was in the house when he arrived and he wrestled with the man before he fled.

Though not injured in the struggle, Christopher, who owns a plastics company, says he feels traumatised and won’t be staying at the house where his wife tragically died for the time being. He and his baby daughter will stay with family.

The child was found unharmed in the living room, while the couple’s domestic worker had apparently been locked into the bathroom during the break-in. 

“Our domestic worker is also unharmed but I haven’t really spoken to her yet – I’m keeping my statements for the police,” Christopher said.

Supported by Kelly’s family, Christopher also had to break the news of her mother’s death to Kelly’s five-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

“She’s shocked but I think she’ll be okay. I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet,” he said.

No arrests have been made. “Video footage of a man possibly fitting the description Christopher gave was recorded near the scene,” Captain Rheeder said.

The footage was probably recorded by CCTV and ADT cameras, Christopher said, adding that the police haven’t given him any further information.

He’s unsure what the intruder stole but said he’d noticed the jewellery and engagement ring Kelly was wearing had been removed.

The couple were planning to get married soon but hadn’t set a date yet, he said.

“I’m strong because I have my daughter and she’ll always remind me of Kelly,” Christopher said.

“She made me more of a man and father than I ever could’ve been.”



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