By Kaya 959 Reporter
Police officers in KwaZulu-Natal have tracked down a man who allegedly fled Durban following the gruesome murder of his wife, who is a pastor.
Werner de Jager was located in lower Illovo on the south coast. A farmer discovered de Jager’s vehicle on his farm and alerted emergency services.
Emer-G-Med spokesperson Kyle van Reenen says ET Rapid Response called their paramedics to a sugarcane plantation.
“Further investigation by security officers found a man seated in the vehicle in a serious condition. Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to the scene and stabilised him before he was airlifted with the assistance of the Netcare911 aeromedical helicopter, to a nearby specialist facility for further care,” van Reenen says.
News24 reports that Werner’s father-in-law last saw him on Sunday.
He was due to report for a lie detector test at Brighton SAPS. However, he went missing. His father-in-law filed a Missing Person’s report.
ALSO READ: Pastor sentenced to life for rape
Pastor found dead after morning jog
Liezel de Jager’s body was found sprawled in the garden two weeks ago. She had just returned from her morning jog.
KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said police received a complaint of a murder in Athlone Park in Amanzimtoti. Upon arrival at the scene, police found a 38-year-old woman victim lying on the ground inside her yard with strangulation marks on her neck.
Liezel was a reverend at the Dutch Reformed Church on the south coast. The family lived in a cottage on the church property.
Reports claim that about an hour before Liezel’s body was found, the emergency alarm was triggered.
When a private security company called, de Jager reportedly told the operator that it went off by mistake. The couple had two daughters.