Cape Town - The widow of wine farmer Stefan Smit, who was shot execution-style on June 2 while having supper at his Stellenbosch wine estate home, stands to receive around R3.5 million.
A reliable source confirmed that Zurenah Smit, 53, was the beneficiary of millions from life insurance polices that had left her “well cared for”.
“Stefan definitely did not cut his wife off financially,” said the source, adding the exact amount of the payout was being calculated.
Zurenah was allegedly making tea in the kitchen when her husband was shot in the head and chest by four home invaders, who burst into the Louiesenhof wine estate home through an unlocked door. The couple’s dinner guest, 71, whose name is being withheld after she complained to Weekend Argus that identifying her would place her life in danger, was allegedly the only eyewitness to the shooting.
The guest disputed police reports that the attackers were wearing balaclavas. “They were not wearing anything over their faces,” she said, declining to comment further.