the-bi-manifesto-sidebar-left

Listen

gsn-google gsn-google

A lesbian couple was raped, killed, and set on fire in South Africa

Police arrested eight people

A lesbian couple was raped, killed, and set on fire in South Africa
The couple died over the Christmas holidays. | Photo: Facebook/Wynand van Niekerk

Police found lesbian couple Joey and Anisha van Niekerk dead after a brutal attack in Mooinooi, South Africa. The women were raped, killed, and set on fire.

Authorities arrested eight people in association with the crime.

The couple married three years ago. On 10 December, the women left town to attend a funeral. However, when they never arrived in Pretoria and neither did they return home, police launched an investigation and search for them.

First, authorities found their abandoned car. Then, on 28 December, they found the van Niekerks’ charred remains.

They arrested the following people, now standing trial: Jack Mokotedi, 18; Maruschka Opperman, 18; Mercia Witney Van Rooi, 21; Aaron Sithole, 23; Vincent Strydom, 29; Moses Rakubu, 33; Alex Mudau, 36; and Koos Strydom, 53.

They are charged with murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and obstruction of justice.

Anisha’s brother, Wynand, has called the recent weeks ‘nothing less than a nightmare’.

He also posted about them on Facebook yesterday (17 January).

Goeiemiddag julle. Dit is nou so net oor die 4 weke sedert my sussie en Joey "weggeraak" het. Ek voel dit weerens sterk…

Posted by Wynand van Niekerk on Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .


HAVE YOUR SAY

FREE E-NEWS

 

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure
areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

__cfduid

Statistics

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting
information anonymously.

_ga, _gat, _gid, _pinterest_cm
_ga, _gat, _gid
_pinterest_cm

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across the website. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.

_gads, fr, GoogleAdServingTest, IDE, impression.php/#, khaos, NID, pcs/activeview, pixel.gif, r/collect, rsid, test_cookie, tr
_gads, GoogleAdServingTest
fr, impression.php/#, tr
IDE, r/collect, test_cookie
khaos, rsid
pixel.gif

Unclassified

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

_asc, _auc, _smb_api_session, address_bar_tracking, atrk.gif, ckid, cktst, gs_chn_id, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, gsHideBar, LSW_WEB, ps/analytics, trackedUrl
_asc, _auc, address_bar_tracking, trackedUrl
_smb_api_session, _smb_api_session, gs_trk_id, gs_user_id, LSW_WEB
atrk.gif
ckid, cktst, ps/analytics

Close your account?

Your account will be closed and all data will be permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. Are you sure?