Frank Gaudin 73 tortured to death, Randfontein farm

10 June 2011

Canadian-born South African farmer Frank Gaudin 73, was tortured to death on his African Artifacts farm at Blaauwbank, Randfontein on June 4 2011. His second wife Sandra, 56, also was murdered inside their homestead on Dec 23 2008.

The international wholesaler in African curios was a keen environmentalist and also ran the Wild Animals and Bird Haven sanctuary. Nothing whatsoever seemed stolen: even his cars were still untouched, police confirmed. Five months earlier, one of two Mozambican brothers who were charged with Sandra Gaudin’s murder was sentenced to life; however the brother escaped from custody and still remains at large.

Mr Gaudin, 73, was found tortured to death, hidden inside a deep hole on his farm. His body was identified by his son from his first marriage, Frank Gaudin jr, now a teacher working in Katanning, West Australia.

“The brutality of this deed was inhumane” […]

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