His body was almost unidentifiable. And what makes it worse The family of Robert Sonnekus to process his death is that one of his alleged murderers had been released early on for murder.
The stuck 52-year-old
Sun Valley resident was shot in the head several times after an apparent armed robbery. His vehicle was found stripped in Mitchells Plain and his body located at a sand mine in Macassar, four days after his missing his son, Jesse Sonnekus, two Sundays ago at Fish Hoek police station
"The accused was on an early conditional release for murder," said police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk, News24 reported
The man was fired on Thursday in the Simon's Town Magistrate's Court. The case was postponed to 31 August for further investigation.
Van Wyk said that three men were arrested for possession of suspected stolen goods. He added that a 34-year-old man had also been arrested on August 14, although he still could not confirm whether this was on charges of armed robbery or murder.
"At the home of the missing person in Corsair (Way), Sun Valley, blood was found and two safes were opened," Van Wyk said, adding that several items were missing in the victim's house.
Jesse Sonnekus told the Cape Argus that he had heard of the involvement of his gangs in killing his father, but
Fish Hoek Communitypolicing Forum chairman Andre Blom said he was not aware of the involvement of gangs in the incident.
Blom said the incident was not a typical crime in Fish Hoek, although the crime figures were up.