Years have passed, but three murders in the west of Pretoria remain a mystery.
The families of the three victims are desperate and seek answers.
It is about four months short of eight years since Hein Roos was shot dead in Elandspoort, and his murder has not yet been solved.
His wife, Petra, said he was shot dead in an attempted hijacking on December 3, 2010.
“We found his body next to his car. They shot him and left his car there too. He was heading home,” she said.
Hein was 31 years old and was buried at the Zandfontein cemetery.
“We as a family are tired and have also made peace with the fact that my husband’s killers will not be found.”
“On the police’s system, Hein’s case comes up as “unnoticed”.
Two other families are also looking for answers after their children’s murders have not been resolved either.
Marlien du Plessis’s body was found in a field in Danville on 16 April 2015.
“We as a family are already despondent. Every time we call the police to hear what’s happening, we’re chasing down and saying they’re waiting for forensic results,” said Du Plessis’s mother, Denise Erasmus.
Erasmus said her body was found behind a sandy hoop wrapped in a blanket with her shoes neatly placed next to her.
Jury Hayes was shot dead on the same year on March 2.
Hays Jr was shot dead at his business, Toyco Motor Spares in Soutter Street.
According to the police, he was killed during a robbery. He was 40 years old.
A few minutes before Hayes Jr’s murder, Pretoria Chicken and Meat manager was killed on his way to deposit the weekend’s money from the slaughterhouse.
Louis du Toit was shot when he left at the butchery. He was 29 years old.
His attacker disappeared with the money bag.
The trial of the murder accused in the Pretoria High Court was abandoned in 2016 when the State witness was killed before he could testify.
Comment could not be obtained from the police by the time of going to print.
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