February 10, 2020
As is often the case, one of the defendants was an ex-farmhand of theirs.
It never seems to occur to any of these white South Africans that some of their Uruk-hai workers could have just accepted the job to scout the property for future raids.
Two Mozambicans were found guilty for the brutal murder of Fanie Engelbrecht (78) and his wife Colleen (74) on Mother’s Day, 13 May 2018, between 09:00 and 10:00, on their farm Welgevonden near Poortjie on the West Rand, Gauteng province.
One of the attackers, Jossias Nhalungo (36) worked for the Engelbrechts for 8 years. The other man found guilty is Julius Goncalves (24). Two other suspects are still being sought.
Fanie’s throat was cut and Colleen was burnt with a hot clothes iron and then strangled with the cord. A cellphone, tablet, some cash and 2 firearms were stolen from the house.
Afriforum’s trauma team supported the family throughout. Magda Coetzee of Afriforum also personally supported the family and children in court throughout the trial.