Mother and daughter convicted of 70-year-old electrician’s murder


Mother and daughter, Christine Rossouw (58) and Chantell Rossouw (38) appeared in the Port Elizabeth High Court and were found guilty of the murder of electrician, Petrus Scholtz.

The 70-year-old Scholtz’s body was discovered next to a gravel road in a bushy area on 19 July 2018 in Fairview, Port Elizabeth. His head was wrapped in cling wrap and his hands and feet were tied.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Yolisa Mgolodela, SAPS received information which led to the arrest of the suspects on the 20 July 2018 and 29 July 2018.

“The suspects had in their possession some of the electrical tools and the vehicle that was stolen from the deceased,” said Mgolodela.

It is alleged that two other suspects involved in incident, Ronald Swartz (26) who worked for the Rossouws and Wayne Rossouw (33) Christine Rossouw’s son were previously convicted and are currently serving their sentences.

The mother and daughter however, will be receiving their sentencing in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday, 08 March 2021, on charges of murder, robbery and theft.

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