- Gauteng couple Mari Hoon and Jéan Vosloo have been discovered lifeless inside a bathe of a guesthouse on a farm within the Japanese Cape a 12 months in the past.
- A toxicology report revealed that they died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- On Tuesday, police arrested the proprietor of the Kliphuis Guesthouse the place the couple had booked themselves and a good friend in for an extended weekend.
An Japanese Cape guesthouse proprietor declined to remark after being charged with the homicide of a pair who have been discovered lifeless in a bathe on his farm nearly a 12 months in the past.
Kevin Pretorius, 47, briefly appeared within the Humansdorp Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on Tuesday, the place he was launched on R1 000 bail.
He has been charged with the murders of a Gauteng couple – 28-year-old Mari Hoon and her 25-year-old fiancé Jéan Vosloo – who have been discovered lifeless inside a bathe of Pretorius’ Kliphuis Guesthouse located on his Zuuranys farm close to Kareedouw.
The couple had booked themselves and a good friend in for an extended weekend on the guesthouse.
On the morning of Sunday 26 April 2020, the good friend made the ugly discovery of the couple’s lifeless our bodies contained in the bathe.
A toxicology report revealed that they died of carbon monoxide poisoning, with their blood containing excessive ranges of the noxious gasoline (upwards of 70%).
It’s believed that the toxic gasoline got here from a leaking gasoline geyser.
However on Tuesday, police arrested Pretorius for double homicide.
Known as for touch upon Wednesday, Pretorius appeared irritated and mentioned, “I’m sorry, I’ve no remark”, earlier than slamming the telephone down.
He didn’t reply to messages, together with a request for his lawyer’s contact particulars.
The Japanese Cape police mentioned they believed that they had made a breakthrough within the case, however declined to reveal what result in the homicide fees.
A police supply advised News24 that the inquest was first modified to culpable murder following the toxicology report.
The supply mentioned that the investigating officer, along with the prosecutor, arrived on the conclusion that it was homicide after the officer obtained a number of statements from varied folks, together with specialists.
The case was postponed to Monday 24 Could and moved to the Humansdorp Regional Courtroom, mentioned police spokesperson Seargent Majola Nkohli.
Nkohli mentioned Pretorius’ arrest adopted an intensive investigation, which began on 26 April final 12 months.
Police had initially opened an inquest to find out the reason for demise, as there have been no seen accidents, Nkohli mentioned.
Pretorius’ Zuuranys farm is located about 17km exterior Kareedouw, and a few 130km exterior Gqeberha.