Brutal murder and attempted murder

Community & Police

On Wednesday 15 November 2017, the SAPS Mothibistad found an abandoned Isuzu Bakkie on the N14 near Mothibistad in the early hours of the morning.
According to Captain Sergio Kock from the SAPS Corporate Communication office in Kimberley, Mariaan Fourie (62) was found severely beaten and with her hands tied inside the vehicle. The police then traced the incident back to their small holding in Seoding, Kuruman.
The body of her husband, Danie (Kat) Fourie (63), was found covered with a trailer-top on their small holding. Apparently his throat had been slit.
Mr Fourie was a well-known resident of Kuruman.
Mrs Fourie was admitted to hospital where she is currently receiving medical treatment.
The SAPS immediately formed a man-hunt and managed to arrest a 31-year old male. The suspect is an employee who did general chores at the home of the deceased.
The SAPS, with the assistance of the Kuruman community and neighbourhood watch, managed to arrest the suspect in a veld adjacent to the N14 road in Kuruman.
The police also found a 38-special revolver on the suspect, which allegedly belonged to the deceased.
The John Taolo Gaetsewe Cluster Commander, Major General Johan Bean, thanked and commended all the mentioned role-players for their speedy and professional response that led to the arrest of the suspect.
Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened. Anyone with information must please call Captain Victor Mabena on 063 691 1089. All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence. The investigation continues.
The Kathu Gazette has since learnt from Captain Kock that on the morning of Friday 17 November 2017 the 31-year-old male suspect was found hanging in the Kathu SAPS cells. The circumstances surrounding his death are being investigated.