Pta Man Shot Dead (SA), Jan. 13

Pretoria—A man was killed and his blind wife wounded at their Kameelfontein smallholding outside Pretoria, police said on Thursday.

“Sybrand van Dyk, 57, and his 32-year-old wife Magna, who is completely blind, were relaxing at home on Wednesday evening when one of their dogs became agitated and ran towards a perimeter fence,” said police spokesperson Inspector Percy Morokane.

Van Dyk went to see what was going on.

“His wife later reported hearing someone saying ‘staan vas’ [stand still] before hearing a gunshot,” Morokane said.

She was wounded in the leg.

The couple’s employees raised the alarm and police were summoned.

Morokane said Van Dyk died of a chest wound.

Magna van Dyk was taken to Montana Hospital for treatment.

No arrests have yet been made.


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