Slain woman knew she’d be killed

By admin
01 February 2013

Cordelia was murdered by her gardener – now her husband has been found guilty too

PHOTO: Cobus Prinsloo.

Cordelia Prinsloo warned her family time and again: “My husband is going to kill me.” Later she added if he didn’t personally kill her he would have her “taken out” by someone else.

“She was sure of it. She said it with great conviction, as though the only things she didn’t know were the time, place and situation,” says Cordelia’s sister, Angie le Roux (41).

Now the tragic circumstances surrounding 56-year-old Cordelia’s death have been revealed in the high court in Pretoria.

She died on Monday 12 October 2009 on a smallholding at Buffelsdrift, Pretoria, after being attacked with a spade by her gardener. It was a hired hit – and the court heard Cordelia’s ex-husband had ordered it, just as she’d predicted.

Geologist Cobus Prinsloo (66) has been convicted of her murder and is out on R30 000 bail. He’s due to be sentenced in May and will indicate then whether he plans to appeal.

The gardener, Lucas Moloi (35), pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to 18 years in jail.

The trial is over but many questions still haunt Cordelia’s family.

Read more of Danél Blaauw’s article in YOU 7 February 2013.

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