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Fanus Badenhorst

Death: March 11, 2007 (28)
Jacobsdal, Xhariep, FS, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
Immediate Family:

Partner of Private

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Susan Jane Isikson (Parratt)
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Immediate Family

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About Fanus Badenhorst

Fanus Badenhorst (1980 - 2007)

Brief overview:

Fanus (28), a young farmer from Jacobsdal, Free State, was shot dead on the night of Saturday 11th March 2007. He sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police spokesperson inspector Loraine Kalp said four men were arrested within 12 hours of the attack. One of the men who shot Badenhorst was a suspected rapist and later committed suicide.

According to inspector Isaac Ntoyi, the town's chief detective, Leon Mahlaba was out on bail while awaiting trial for rape. He drank poison shortly before being arrested at home on Sunday morning and died later in a Kimberley hospital. Three other men, all in their early twenties, were arrested on Sunday afternoon, Kalp said.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Farm/Smallholding
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
  • Weapons
  • Items Stolen
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
    • His fiance, Marina Maritz (33), was beaten and tortured with scalding hot water.
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
  • Arrests
    • 3
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction
    • March 2007: Inspector Loraine Kalp said Boetie Benjamin Geduld (21), and two boys aged 17 appeared briefly in court. They were remanded until their next court appearance on March 22nd 2007. A fourth suspect died shortly after he was taken into custody. He apparently drank poison just before police arrived at his house. The 24-year-old man was taken for medical treatment and died at the Kimberley hospital. Kalp said a stolen revolver was also recovered at a suspect's house. The revolver was stolen during a robbery in the same area, earlier.

Additional Biographical Information:

  • Official cause of death : gunshot chest (Case : BDR302/2007)
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Fanus Badenhorst's Timeline

December 16, 1978
March 11, 2007
Age 28
Jacobsdal, Xhariep, FS, South Africa