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‘Why this senseless murder of a good man’ – laments Wiese’s wife

Former Naspers financial director Eric Wiese was killed on Friday after he’d reportedly been ambushed outside his home in Cape Town home.

FILE: Police at the home of murdered former Naspers finance director Eric Wiese on 5 August 2017. Picture: Kevin Brandt/EWN

CAPE TOWN – The widow of former Naspers Financial Director Eric Wiese has labelled his murder as a senseless crime

Eighty-one-year-old Wiese had reportedly been ambushed outside his Higgovale home in Cape Town on Friday.

He was apparently then dragged inside his home and murdered.

Forensic pathology markings have been placed near blood stains leading from the outside into the Trek Road home.

Police vans parked outside break the tranquil atmosphere around the house in the shadow of Table Moutain.

Wiese's wife Sannie says her husband's murder has left her with many questions.

“They could take whatever they wanted, he would have given it to them. As it is they didn’t take anything of value. Why this senseless, senseless murder of a good man.”

The cause of Wiese's death is undetermined and an autopsy is being conducted.

Officials had earlier stated Wiese had been stabbed to death.

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