Johanna Rossouw

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Johanna Rossouw

Death: January 31, 2021 (85-86)
Emalahleni, Nkangala, MP, South Africa (Murder - Home Invasion)
Occupation: Pensioner
Managed by: Susan Jane Isikson (Parratt)
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About Johanna Rossouw

Johanna Rossouw (1935 - 2021)

Brief overview:

Johanna (86), was found stabbed to death on Sunday 31st January in her house at the Edenpark Retirement Village, at Fuchsia Street, Witbank (Emalahleni). Her hands were tied behind her back, a beanie hat pressed into her mouth, and stabbed in the neck and back nearly 30 times. Brig. Police spokesman Leonard Hlathi said, "washing powder was poured over her face.”

"The victim seemed to have been held hostage and was then stabbed by her assailants who fled with the stolen items,” Brig Leonard Hlathi said.

Security went to check on Johanna when they saw a man driving off in her car. The vehicle has since been found.

Only Johanna's cellphone was stolen.

Johanna is survived by her four children, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Update Thursday 4th February: The man suspected of murdering an 86-year-old woman at Edenpark Retirement Village handed himself over at Mondeor Police Station in Johannesburg.

Update: Terius du Plessis (36) appeared at Witbank Magistrates Court on 5th February 2021.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Street/Suburb
    • Edenpark Retirement Village, at Fuchsia Street, Witbank
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
    • 31/01/2021
  • Weapons
    • Knife
  • Items Stolen
    • Mobile phone, vehicle
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
    • Hands tied behind back, soap poured in her face, stabbed nearly 30 times
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
    • 1
  • Arrests
    • Handed himself over to the police on Thursday 4th February
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
    • Tertius du Plessis (36)
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
    • South Africa
  • Trial/Conviction
    • First hearing Witbank Magistrates court 05/02/2021. Plead guilty. Case adjourned to 8th April for further investigation.

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January 31, 2021
Age 86
Emalahleni, Nkangala, MP, South Africa