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Father of young children and business owner murdered in Pofadder

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The body of Leon Brits, the owner of the Pofadder Hotel in the Northern Cape, was found in the swimming pool of his house on Wednesday.

Leon was allegedly strangled and stabbed with a sharp object.

According to Maroela Media, Riaan Oberholzer, a family friend, tells Maroela Media that Leon and his wife, Suretha, were busy at the hotel this morning when Leon received a call from a worker.

The worker in question asked if he could close the dogs at the house so that the house could be cleaned.

Leon went to the house which is not far from the hotel. However, when Leon did not return to the hotel and Suretha could not get hold of him, she went home to look for him, Oberholzer said.

Suretha came across her husband’s body in the pool.

SAPS Newsroom released the statement:

The police in Pofadder are investigating a murder and alleged house robbery after a 40-year-old businessman was found dead

 The discovery was made at about 11:45 this morning.

The deceased was found with several stab wounds in his chest. Although the information is still sketchy at this stage, it is alleged that some valuable items were allegedly taken from the house.

Police are currently following some leads.

Anyone with information can call D/Lt Col David Groenewald on 082 448 4596. No arrest at this stage

SAPS Newsroom

Leon is survived by his wife and three young children.

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