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Belinda Smuts

Death: February 14, 2017 (42)
Modderbult, Balfour, Gert Sibande, Mpumalanga, South Africa (Murder, Farm Attack)
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Wife of Louis Smuts

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About Belinda Smuts

Belinda Smuts (1975 – 2017)

Brief overview:

Louis Smuts, his wife Belinda and his parents, Gert and Paulina, were killed on their farm outside Balfour in Mpumalanga on Monday. Police say the motive for the killings has not yet been established.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
    • Gert Smuts (77), Paulina Smuts (74), Louis Smuts (47), Belinda Smuts (42). All shot in head, Survived by children Marcel (21) Cherize, (18)
  • The Farm/Smallholding
    • Mondebult Farm
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
    • 13/02/2017
  • Weapons
    • Firearm
  • Items Stolen
    • Firearms, 9mm pistol, jewellery found abandoned, Toyota Prado abandoned, laptop in car.
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
    • Lt.Col Robert Netshiunda
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
    • 4 Perps
  • Arrests
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
    • Amos Mthembu (27) (MOZAMBIQUE), Prince Mngomezulu (35) (MOZAMBIQUE) + Arrested 2 NIGERIAN men with Smuts’s possessions
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction
    • 23/4/17, 26/6/18 duo pleaded guilty to all charges - as follows: Accused 1, Mthembu: 4 counts murder, rape, robbery aggravating circumstances, unlawful possession firearm, ammo; Accused 2, Mgomezulu: receiving stolen property.
    • Sentencing - Court postponed sentencing in the matter to 27/7/18 July 2018 for outstanding reports before sentence passed.

eNCA interviews Louis and Belinda’s daughter, Cherize Smuts

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Belinda Smuts's Timeline

February 14, 2017
Age 42
Balfour, Gert Sibande, Mpumalanga, South Africa