You Magazine reports that a Benoni woman and her husband have been arrested after they murdered and burnt her sister who was terminally ill with cervical cancer.
Debbie Venter, (52) who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cervical cancer in 2019, was murdered by her sister Danieta Van Rhyn (39) and Danieta’s husband, Gert Van Rhyn (39).
Debbie’s burnt body was found bound in a drain, with her hands tied to her back, and her mouth gagged.
Police indicated that the late Debbie had received a huge payment from her medical policy and investigations indicated that an amounts of R80 000 was transferred to Gert’s bank account.
6 February 2020 – Debbie Venter posts on Facebook asking for someone to take her in
20 March 2020 – Debbie is taken in by Danieta and Gert in their Bronkhorstspruit, Pretoria Home
20 May 2020 – Debbie Is reported Missing
5 June 2020 – Firefighters Discover Debbie’s Body
4 July 2020 – Danieta and Gert Are arrested for Kidnapping
Danieta and Gert are reported to have hit hard times, with Danieta losing her job as a financial advisor and Gert losing his job at Transnet, where he was a safety inspector.
The couple were now reported to be living in their car.
Please read the full story in this month’s You Magazine – 23 July Issue