2008: S.Africa: Crime: Alberton White man bludgeoned to death with hammer

[When they say in the story that the gardener had been detained, that is a strong clue that the victim was a White man. Also Alberton is a suburb where mostly Whites live. Jan]

Original Post Date: 2008-05-08 Time: 00:00:00 Posted By: Jan

An Alberton man was bludgeoned to death with a hammer on Tuesday morning and his gardener has been detained for questioning, police said.

The man’s girlfriend was also attacked and is in hospital in a stable condition, said police spokesperson Captain Steady Nawa.

Three men attacked the couple while they were asleep around 4am at their house in Martina Oosthuizen Street.

“The suspects allegedly used a key to gain entry as there was no sign of forced entry. The man was bludgeoned to death with a hammer and his girlfriend was also injured,” said Nawa.

The victim’s 40-year-old gardener has been detained for questioning but no arrests have been made.

Anyone with more information may contact the Alberton police on (011) 861-6800. – Sapa

Source: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=nw20080506122235838C679354

Source: http://archive.africancrisis.info/?p=26442

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