Victim was stabbed 21 times as police arrest a 25-year-old man on suspicion of the gruesome murder
Tanya Wiers was murdered at her home in Polokwane, northern South Africa
The 44-year-old mother-of-three was discovered naked by her teenage son, arriving home from school
Police arrested 25-year-old Frans Maela in connection with the murder, shortly after
Local police described the scene as the most gruesome murder they have ever seen
Tanya Wiers, right, was found murdered and sadistically mutilated at her home in Polokwane, South Africa by her son
A 44-year-old South African woman who was ambushed in her own home was stabbed 21 times before having her eyes gouged out. Her her naked mutilated body was discovered by her son who arrived home from school.
Tanya Wiers, was discovered by her son Rolf lying in her daughter’s bedroom after suffering the gruesome attack. The brutal slaying has been described by police as the worst they have ever witnessed.
Suspect: 25-year-old Frans Maela, was arrested shortly after in connection with the crime
Mrs Wiers [Right] suffered at least 21 stab wounds, her eyes gouged out and her clothes strewn all over her daughter’s room during the attack
The attacker murdered tanya Weis at the family’s home on Logan Street on the outskirts of Polokwane, SA
The victim’s clothes are strewn all over the family home during the attack
Edwel Community Policing spokesman Brigadier Motafela Mojapelo said: ‘This is the most gruesome thing I’ve ever seen. I can’t think that there will ever be anything worse. It was evident that the victim put up the fight of her life, there was so much blood and her defensive wounds tell their own horrifying story.’
“The deceased had sustained several stab wounds to the neck and under the chin and other more serious injuries. Defensive wounds on her hand were also visible,” Brig. Mojapelo said.
Maela has been remanded in custody after appearing before Polokwane Magistrates’ Court.
Police said Tanya Wiers suffered extensive defence wounds before she succumbed to the attack.