DAILYKENN.com -- David Strauss, 77, and his wife, Ann, 73, are dead. The elderly white couple were brutally murdered in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Ntokozo Mbuyazi, 21, and Mpilo Ngema, 20, were each given maximum sentences for the murders. Each confessed killer received two life sentences.
The crimes occurred January 18, 2016. Sentences were reported July 28, 2016.
Judge Mbatha took into account that the couple were brutally killed in the sanctity of their home, “by two young men”.Read more here ►
“This killing was unnecessary taking into account their [the victims’] age and frailty and the fact that they were unarmed.”
The motive was robbery as the men stole the couple’s car and loaded it with valuable goods totalling around R168 000.
The judge said this also revealed they were not affected by killing the victims as they “spent time picking out” the items and loading them.
Post mortems found David Strauss died of multiple stab wounds to his chest and body and Ann Strauss of “massive blood loss due to stab wounds in the chest and body”.
A report by a probation officer revealed the two had initially planned the robbery with friends who later withdrew, while they persisted with the plan. After arriving in the early hours they lay in wait for several hours until David Strauss opened the door at 6 am, and then attacked.
The judge said their motive was greed.
In their pleas the two men said they got information from the Strauss’s gardener about a safe with “lots of money”. They told how they lay in wait overnight for the couple to open the house and then struck, stabbing David Strauss as he tried to flee into the house and slam the burglar gate shut. They then stabbed his wife.
Police caught them the same day driving around in the stolen vehicle.
Ngema escaped, but was arrested on January 27 after handing himself over to police on his mother’s advice.
Please report typos...
More racist hate crime reports at AbateTheHate.com [click here]
DailyKenn.com is a family-friendly web site.
If you see advertisements that are inappropriate, please notify us via Facebook messaging here ►
Owner: Columbus Marketing Group, Inc.
Permission is granted to use the material in this article providing (1) the byline is included in an obvious manner crediting DailyKenn.com as the author, (2) a link to this page is included and (3) no changes are made either by deletion, addition or annotation. Original compositions at DailyKenn.com are sometimes seeded with decoy data, such as hidden acronyms, to detect unauthorized use and plagiarism.
Comments at DailyKenn.com are unmoderated. Comments containing obscenities, pejoratives, slurs, etc., do not constitute an endorsement of this site, its contributors or its advertisors. Offensive comments may be deleted without notice.