Pregnant woman murdered in home invasion on KZN farm

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  • A pregnant KZN mother was brutally murdered in a home invasion on Saturday.
  • Three men, armed with knives, stormed her home, subdued and fought with her husband, before killing her.
  • Police said she was found with her throat slit.


A pregnant KwaZulu-Natal woman had her throat slit during a home invasion at her farm in Weenen, KwaZulu-Natal, this weekend, police said on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said Weenen SAPS were investigating a case of murder after three men stormed the home at around 19:00 on Saturday.

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According to Gwala, the men demanded cash at knife point. They allegedly fought with the husband. 

According to the victim's father, the men beat up the husband, and were on the verge of harming the children as well. At that point, the mother tried to protect her children. It was then that they killed her.

UPDATE | 'They killed her in front of her children' - grieving father

The 26-year-old woman was found with her throat slit, said Gwala.

Gwala added: "She was certified dead at the scene. Nothing was taken from the house. The matter is receiving immediate attention."

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The three men, all wearing face masks, reportedly gained entry through the kitchen door, which was not locked at the time, the Ladysmith Herald reported.

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The men reportedly fled empty-handed.

Chris Pappas, DA spokesperson on agriculture and rural development in KZN, told the community paper that he was appalled by the brutal murder, especially because of the tragic loss of an unborn, innocent child.

He said the brutality of farm attacks left the farming and rural communities vulnerable.

*This story has been updated and amended with extra comment and detail from the family.

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