South Africa 2010-09-10 Sylvia van Niekerk, murdered gruesomely at Danielskuil PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:10

The following news is taken from South African Uncensored News, update of 14th September 2010.


Sylvia van Niekerk, murdered gruesomely, Sept 10 2010,

Boplaas rented farm cottage, Danielskuil

Joe van Nieker and Sylvia van Niekerk

[…] For two years the Van Niekerks travelled across the country together, but their “permanent honeymoon” was cut short by Sylvia van Niekerk’s gruesome murder. Joe van Niekerk told Volksblad about the murder of his wife Sylvia in a rented guest cottage on the farm Boplaas outside Danielskuil. He worked under contract at the Kolomela mine in Postmasburg.

Mr Van Niekerk discovered his wife’s body shortly after 17:00 when he came home from work. A 17-year-old suspect was arrested on Saturday afternoon. The unnamed black suspect appeared in court the following Monday. The case was postponed until Friday, for a bail application. Report by André Botha, Volksblad.

Sylvia Van Niekerk will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered at Salt Rock on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This was her favourite place, and she asked that her ashes be scattered there after her death. Van Niekerk described his wife as a loving person who was touched when she saw beggars at the side of the road. She was creative and had a passion for photography, writing and painting. Shortly before the murder, at 14:47, she wrote on her Facebook profile: “To the world you may be just one person - but to one person you may be the world.”