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Ronald John van Vuuren

Also Known As: ""Ronnie""
Death: February 04, 2006 (67)
Hoopstad, Lejweleputswa, FS, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
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About Ronald John van Vuuren

Ronald "Ronnie" van Vuuren (1939 – 2006)

Brief overview:

Ronnie (67), had been found shot in the head after police had traced him as the owner of a white Isuzu bakkie that had been abandoned at a Schweizer Reneke tavern after a Saturday evening shooting. The driver of the bakkie "shot the tavern owner and he also shot at the police officer who was trying to arrest him".

The man fled on foot and was later arrested in Bloemhof. "The police traced the owner of the bakkie and they went to Middelwater farm, Hoopstad," said Kitime.

"On arrival at the farm, the police found the body of Ronnie Van Vuuren. He had been shot in the head. "It is claimed the 28-year-old man was working as a gardener at the farm and was also working in the house."

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
    • *The suspect also shot dead a shebeen owner, Tsidi Montsho (45).
  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Farm/Smallholding
    • Middelwater farm, Hoopstad
  • 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
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
  • Arrests
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction
    • Daniel Bekkies Mowers (21), who killed and robbed his elderly employer on a farm and then shot dead a shebeen owner, before he pointed a firearm at a policeman, was in the High Court, sentenced to 83 years and six months in prison.
    • Daniel Mowers from Khalankong, Bloemhof, will serve out. due to the concurrent effect of the sentences, 40 years of the total prison term, handed down by judge G.F. Wright

Additional Biographical Information:

  • Official cause of death : Unnatural causes (Case Ref: HPD10\2006)
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June 22, 1938
February 4, 2006
Age 67
Hoopstad, Lejweleputswa, FS, South Africa