MBOMBELA– According to Miramar TV channel in Mozambique, a woman named “Aida” confessed on air that she had promised to pay a security guard 100 000 meticais (R25 000) to murder Petro Prinsloo (50).
Petro was discovered dead in her home on the morning of September 27. Her husband Faan who owns businesses in the country, had allegedly been away at the time of the murder.
The couple were originally from Middelburg in Mpumalanga.
The mistress said on air she had Petro murdered because Faan wanted to end the relationship because Petro had found out about the affair.
Later on, she added that Petro wanted to get a divorce and that is why she killed her because of the financial loss Faan would have suffered. According to the guard,he was initially instructed to drown Petro in the swimming pool.
He stated he could not get up the nerve to drown her, so he went into the house and dragged her from her bed where she was sleeping and bashed her head against the floor until she died. Her bloodied clothes were shown on television.
Faan was allegedly in Santa Maria where he was constructing wooden houses for a South African company.
Petro’s funeral was held in Middelburg on Monday. Both accused had appeared in court and remained in custody.