‘He threatened my young children to their face,’ alleges one of several people who claim to have had unwanted encounters with the man.
Following news of traditional healer Anele Hoyana’s murder on Monday, more people have come forward with stories of their own alleged encounters with Fritz Joubert.
The East London farm owner allegedly killed Hoyana and held his two children hostage on a farm over the weekend.
The incident unfolded on the Geluksdal farm in Gonubie on Saturday, where Joubert had allowed his friend, his friend’s wife and their two children to live temporarily, said Eastern Cape police.
Joubert was shot dead during an apparent scuffle with a police officer following the incident.
This was allegedly not Joubert’s first violent outburst, according to those who claim to have met him.
Social media user Deejay Zwesta claimed to have met Hoyana once a few days before his death at the farm. Hoyana had apparently been trying to help Joubert fix his image in the community as he had been banned from many establishments due to his behaviour.
Deejay Zwesta said: “I was his own guest he invited earlier and turned to a beast that made me escape in the middle of the night at 2am, in the same house the deceased was there too, and her [his] very kind wife, I escaped with my girlfriend at 2am, he didn’t see me leaving as they had fell asleep [sic all].
“…he needed me to help him pick up image for his place as he had plans to host international events, which is why my music video which was playing on DStv was shot at his place. He is also in the video.
I liked him irrespective of his imperfections, I however stopped going there last year when he snapped at me when he wanted me to come there to his place, he kind of belittled me and I only visited him last week on his insistence, to a point he sent his own person to come pick me up from my place.
That is when I met him with the deceased. He needed media from me for his initiation event on Wednesday. He also wanted me to attend.