Kobus (Jacobus Petrus) Van Tonder

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Kobus (Jacobus Petrus) Van Tonder

Birthplace: Suid-Afrika, Oos Transvaal, South Africa
Death: May 30, 2006 (77)
Vrede, Suid-Afrika, Vrystaat, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
Place of Burial: Vrede, Suid-Afrika, Vrystaat, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Koos (Jacobus Petrus) Van Tonder and Suzie (Isabella Susanna) Van Tonder
Husband of Charlotte Van Tonder, a1b9c9d4e7f6g4h1i10
Father of Rolien Kleynhans (nee van Tonder); Private; Private; Hancke van Tonder and Private
Brother of Private User

Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Kobus (Jacobus Petrus) Van Tonder

Jacobus van Tonder (1928 - 2006)

Brief overview:

Jacobus (78), of farm Merino, Vrede, Free State, was found dead in his bakkie (pick-up truck) by a shepherd at 17h00 on 30th May 2006. Police found the body of his wife, Charlotte (68) in the kitchen of the farm. Two men - aged 20 and 24 - were arrested in connection with the murders Free State police said. Superintendent Motarafi Ntepe said the men were arrested in the Zamani township at Memel. Jacobus's body and the vehicle had been abandoned in the veld in a remote part of the district. The exact cause of their deaths was unknown. The suspects were expected to appear in the Vrede magistrate's court. It was alleged that one of the men had worked on the farm before.

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Kobus (Jacobus Petrus) Van Tonder's Timeline

October 1, 1928
Suid-Afrika, Oos Transvaal, South Africa
May 30, 2006
Age 77
Vrede, Suid-Afrika, Vrystaat, South Africa
June 6, 2006
Age 77
Vrede, Suid-Afrika, Vrystaat, South Africa