It has been one year since the brutal murder and dismemberment of 17 year old Anika Smit in her house, yet we still sit here waiting for answers!
Despite the police saying that they have put their best people on the case, we have seen suspects come and go, potential murder weapons discovered and then forgotten.
The sick individual who committed this crime HAS to be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
“The chances are good that they made her suffer and watched her suffering,” said criminologist Anni Hesselink. “They must have enjoyed seeing her like that.”
According to Hesselink, the manner in which Anika was murdered and left is directly related to the murderer’s characteristics.
“The purpose of his/her/their visit was to hurt her,” said Hesselink.
“If it was one person, it is an extremely dangerous person. Because if one is capable of doing all those things (murdering her, presumably raping her and cutting off her hands), one has to be abnormal and psychopathic.
Hesselink went on to say that Anika must have known her murderer and let them in the house.
This is not the sort of person we want to have in our society!
Someone out there knows, or suspects they know who committed this disgusting crime.
I encourage that person to contact the police – even anonymously – and give Anika’s family and friends get some sort of peace, closure and answers.
Even if you are wrong, know that you have done the right thing!
There is going to be a candlelight vigil outside Anika’s parents home.
Please bring a white, red or pink rose or lilly as well as a white candle to burn in memory of Anika.
40 Jakkals Street, Theresapark (North of Pretoria)
TODAY (10th March) from 17h00.
Both Annika’s parents will be present.