Headline News
14 February 2020

Mooinooi - The trial against the four remaining people accused of murdering Joey and Anisha van Niekerk of Mooinooi in 2017 was once again postponed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria until Tuesday 11 August.

Initially, eight individuals were arrested in connection with the case but three have since turned state witnesses.

One state witness, Wilhelm Loubser, died in a motorcycle accident on 3 November 2018. 

During September 2019, Koos Strydom, the alleged ‘mastermind’ behind the murders was found unconscious in his cell and was transported to the hospital where he was declared braindead. 

The murdered couple went missing on 10 December 2017 after leaving their home in Mooinooi to make arrangements for Joey’s father’s funeral.

They were kidnapped, raped and killed, their bodies soaked in acid and burned beyond recognition. The burned-out shell of their vehicle was found on 16 December 2017 in the Magaliesburg area.

Joey and Anisha van Niekerk.


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