The Secunda community is still shocked by a gruesome family murder in this town.
This comes after a security officer discovered the scene of an alleged family murder early Friday morning in Secunda in Mpumalanga.
Police were called to the scene where the bodies of Carl Andries Naudé, 50, his wife Lizelle Naudé, 52, their son Henko Naudé, 17, and Carl’s mother, Fredrica Christina Naudé, 83, were found.
Andries Lee, of Roman Alarms, was told to check if everything went well at the Naudé house after Lizelle, a teacher at Marietjie Primary School for children with special needs, did not show up for work on Friday morning.
She also did not answer her cellphone when the school tried to get hold of her.
Arriving at home, it was quiet, Lee then came across gruesome scenes.
Fredrica’s body lay in the first room of the house with a gunshot wound to her left sleeping. In the second room, the bodies of Lizelle and Henko were found on the bed. They both also had gunshot wounds in the loft sleeping area.
In the master bedroom, Lee found Andries’s body where he was sitting in a pool of blood. He had a gunshot wound to his mouth and next to him was a 9 mm pistol.
Capt. Secunda police spokeswoman Gerhard Elmes says three cases of murder of the two women and son are being investigated. An inquest into Andries’ death has been launched.
Elmes confirmed that Henko, an umbrella student, was a student at Secunda High School.
His alma mater, Trichardt Primary School, shared his grief over the death of this former pupil in a Facebook entry on their page.
“Our hearts are broken for the loss of a family. . . One of our former pupils Henko Naudé! ”Reads the entry, with a photo of Henko and his mother.
People commented on their sympathy and with and memories of the family.
Sophia van der Erwe writes: “Henko has always shown children where there is a will, there is a way.”
“Wow couldn’t believe it. So much strength to next of kin. Henko, you have touched so many children and people’s hearts. RIP. You and mum will surely be greatly missed, ”writes Elma Gobey.
Part of Altha Visser’s entry reads: “I still remember as I did yesterday when I walked into your classroom with my princess in your class. I also remember the many tears of worry if Henko had a bad night the night before. But never would I expect the shock and sadness I experienced today.
“RIP Lizelle and Henco, you will always live on in our minds.”
The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.