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Tonie Swanepoel

Death: September 09, 2011 (59)
Ritchie, Frances Baard District Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
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About Tonie Swanepoel

Tonie Swanepoel (1952 – 2011)

Brief overview:

Mr Tonie Swanepoel, 59, a retired resident of Ritchie in the North cape, was found murdered inside his freezer after a tip-off to the Modderrivier- police. The tip-off was received by phone at 3am and police immediately went to Mr Swanepoel's house. They found the body stuffed in the freezer. Apparently his killers had thrown the frozen meat out of it - and after killing him had cooked and eaten his food. Swanepoel had stab wounds in the chest and back. Robbery did not seem to be the primary motive as his handgun was found discarded in the veld near his homestead.

SAPS capt Tony Modise said three suspects were arrested in two local homes; the 18, 21 and 28 year old appear in Kimberley court Monday for a remand date. A cellphone and housekeys belonging to Mr Swanepoel were found in their possession. Swanepoel had lived on the smallholding on Eerste Laan for the past 12 years. He's a retired engineer and raised vegetables on his plot together with Mr Chrisjan Rossouw. Neighbours rescued his three traumatised dogs on Friday after the little animals were reportedly thrown with rocks

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September 9, 2011
Age 59
Ritchie, Frances Baard District Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa