William van Rooyen

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William van Rooyen

Also Known As: "Billy"
Death: April 19, 2016 (38)
Umfolozi , Ulundi Local Municipality, Zululand District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (Murder, Farm Attack)
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About William van Rooyen

William van Rooyen (1978 – 2016)

Brief overview:

Ronnie Lombard (62), William (Billy) van Rooyen (38) - son-in-law shot multiple times with AK47’s. 50 shots allegedly fired inside Van Rooyen home.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
    • Lood van Rooyen (60’s) (survived) 2 other family members injured.
  • The Farm/Smallholding
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
    • 20/04/2016
  • Weapons
    • Firearms AK47’s
  • Items Stolen
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Descriptions
    • 7 Perps
  • Arrests
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
    • Thulani Hloniphani Sibiya (38), Nthabiseng Ledwaba, former employee (38) REPEAT OFFENDER
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction
    • Court appearances - November 2017. 6 other suspects (un-named) remained in custody. Trial mid April 18. Reports described “act of terrorism” or a “military style attack”. Detained a security guard who worked

at farm, a former employee of Van Rooyen’s. Due to lack of evidence suspects released. Sentencing - Sibiya 40 years, life imprisonment for each murder, 15 years two counts attempted murder, 15 years armed robbery, 10 years kidnapping

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April 19, 2016
Age 38
Ulundi Local Municipality, Zululand District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa