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13 June 2011 at 16:52 - Posted by Anonymous

Vereeniging couple murdered


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A couple was murdered on a small holding outside Vereeniging at the weekend, Gauteng police said on Monday.

“The couple was killed in their house but we don't know what the motive was,” said Constable Teboho Lephoto. “We are unable to see what is missing there,” he said, adding that no cars or firearms were stolen.

Lephoto said police took two people in for questioning on Sunday night but they were released again.
“We are busy investigating … our investigating team is working around the clock.”

Beeld newspaper named the couple as Jan Malan, 64, a former policeman, and Susan Malan, 60.
Her throat was cut while he was axed to death, said Beeld, but Lephoto said police could not yet confirm the cause of his death.

Their bodies were found by their domestic worker on Sunday. It was believed that the couple was killed on Saturday.

Lephoto said police would look into reports that Malan had tried to report the poisoning of three of his dogs to the police a week ago, but that he was turned away. – Sapa

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