HEINZ BRENNER, 71, DIES FROM LINDEN ATTACK
“The killer wore blood-drenched white gloves and shouted: ‘something is wrong in the house…’
Heinz Brenner, 71, was attacked on Feb 9 2011 at his 6th home in Linden, Johannesburg. He died on March 1 2011 from the brutal beating he received by a black man who wore white gloves.
March 31 2011 - A Linden family are reeling in shock after burying their husband and father who was left brain dead and surviving on life-support for three weeks after he was attacked on February 9 2011 at his Sixth Street home in Linden, north of Johannesburg.
The brutal murder of 71-year-old Heinz Brenner, comes soon after the kidnaping and death of 65-year-old Georgie Jacklin, whose body was found three weeks ago in Sasolburg. (source: Karishma Thakurdin)
One of the daughters Ms Julie Brenner said her family was distraught by the brutal nature of her father’s death. They hoped to see the perpetrator brought to book. Brenner said her father was attacked and left in a coma on Wednesday 9 February 2011 around 3pm after she and her mother had left the house to run errands. "When we returned about an hour later, the front door was locked from inside. Moments later an unknown man wearing white gloves which were drenched in blood, opened the door shouting ‘something is wrong in the house’," she said.
Ms Brenner said they were too shocked and confused to react . The black suspect yanked both Brenner and her mom into the house, yelling, ‘something is wrong inside’. He demanded their valuables, before locking them in the bedroom cupboards. "When I heard silence, I escaped from the cupboard, let my mom out and began looking for my dad," she said.Brenner found her father in the garage lying in a pool of blood and gasping for air. "He was so badly beaten up, I barely recognised him," she said.An emotional Brenner described her dad as a positive, kind-hearted and hardworking person.Linden police constable Carol Mulamu confirmed that the suspects were at large and a case of murder was being investigated.