Key witness in Mooinooi murder case dies in motorbike crash in Limpopo

An eye witness who turned state witness in the Mooinooi murder case, died in a motorcycle accident outside Tzaneen in the Limpopo province on Saturday, Letaba Herald reports.

Wilhelm Loubser (33) and his family were relocated from Mooinooi to Tzaneen under protection from the SAPS and according to his mother, Rachel Marx it was not general knowledge that Loubser was an eye witness in the murder case of Joey and Anisha van Niekerk from Mooinooi.

The coupled disappeared from their farm in the Mooinooi district in December 2017 and their burnt out vehicle was discovered close to Magaliesburg while the remains of the two women was discovered on a farm owned by a panel beater who rented a workshop from them.

According to the Kormorant, the women were taken to a farm owned by the alleged mastermind behind the murders, Koos Strydom who allegedly raped one of them with his [Strydom’s] wife an onlooker.

The Kormorant also reported that the women were hanged and their bodies dumped in rubbish bins before acid and petrol was poured over them and set alight.

Rumours of foul play was suspected regarding Loubser’s death but that was dismissed by members of his family.

According to a friend of the family, Loubser’s wife contacted Marx after Wilhelm did not returned home from riding his motorcycle.

Efforts to contact him were fruitless after which his body was discovered at around 10:10 on Sunday morning by somebody that knew Loubser.

“I stopped at the T-junction on the Deerpark road and saw a number of people standing at the guard rail who attracted my attention,” the person told the media.

“I switched on the hazard lights, parked my vehicle and walked over to see what was going on.”

“I saw the body and then recognised the motorcycle and immediately knew who it was,” the person continued.

He further told the media that one of the people on the scene had Loubser’s phone in his hand.

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