War hero with Honoris Crux citation found murdered on smallholding – Viljoenskroon

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War hero with Honoris Crux citation found murdered on smallholding - Viljoenskroon
War hero with Honoris Crux citation found murdered on smallholding - Viljoenskroon

He was once honored with a Honoris Crux medal for bravery under fire whilst serving with the South African Defence Force in Operation Savannah in Angola – the highest honor that could be bestowed on a soldier in the old SADF – but on Sunday morning 25 October 2020, Dave Wessels (65) became just another victim of the #BlackWar raging in South Africa, the newest murder statistic in the long list of barbaric attacks and murders on white South Africans by “our people”, especially on farms and smallholdings.

Mr Wessels’s body was found under a duvet on his Avondster smallholding in Fortuna street, Viljoenskroon, Free State on Sunday morning.
There was blood everywhere in the house. Mr Wessels was found tied up with electrical wire and he had several stab wounds to his head.

His body was discovered when a neighbour did not see Mr Wessels around and went looking for him. The neighbour looked through a window and saw blood on the walls. He then called the Police who discovered the body of Mr Wessels.

Mr Wessels’s white Toyota bakkie was missing from the house.

Mr Wessels stayed alone and was divorced. He made a living by selling cattle. It is reported that Mr Wessels ran a cash business and kept money in the house.

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