A guesthouse owner, Kevin Pretorius, has been arraigned for two counts of murder, after a couple were found dead inside a shower at the guesthouse farm near Kareedouw in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa almost a year ago.
Pretorius, aged 47, appeared at Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court on April 6, and was later released on R1000 bail.
According to a statement signed by Sergeant Majola Nkohli, for the South African Police Service, Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape, Pretorius’ arrest follows an extensive investigation, which started on Sunday, April 26, 2020, as an inquest, after a couple were found dead in the bathroom of his Kliphuis Guesthouse on Zuuranys farm about 17 kilometres outside Kareedouw.
“ Mari Hoon, 28, and Jéan Vosloo, 25, were enjoying a long weekend at the Zuuranys farm in Kareedouw with a friend who found their lifeless bodies inside a shower on Sunday morning, April 26, 2020. Police opened an inquest to determine the cause of death, as there were no visible injuries.
“ Later on, a toxicology report revealed that the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The case was postponed to Monday, May 24, and moved to the Humansdorp Regional Court,” Nkohli said.