The rectory in a quiet suburban street in Amanzimtoti seems peaceful, as if its inhabitants have simply left on an errand and will be back any minute. The garden is neat and there are curtains at the windows.
But it’s been almost four months since someone murdered the young Dutch Reformed minister Liezel de Jager on this very property. She’ll never again leave the back door at the crack of dawn for her daily jog and her two young daughters aren’t seen riding their bikes in the street anymore.
Only her husband, Werner, is spotted at the house daily – even though he’s been living with friends nearby.