SAPS NEWS: Western Cape police make Breakthrough in the Murder of Bonnievale Couple
Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
Following the murder of a couple on a farm in Bonnievale in the Langeberg area of the Western Cape, local detectives worked around the clock and arrested a 33-year-old male. On Friday, 14 December 2018, Bonnievale police were alerted to an abandoned vehicle along a dirt road. On further investigation they went to the Sandfontein farm where they discovered the bodies of an
elderly couple in their 70s. It is believed the victims were hacked with a sharp object. A few items were reportedly missing from the home.
This morning Bonnievale detectives arrested the suspect in McGregor another rural town which is not far from the murder scene. The suspect was found in possession of one of the couple’s missing items. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday, 18 December 2018. As the investigation continues, more arrests could be on the cards.
Enquiries: Brigadier Novela Potelwa 082 559 4676