Restaurant proprietor hacked to ‘items’ in entrance of accomplice by machete-wielding thug who ambushed him as he fed canines

Restaurant owner hacked to ‘pieces’ in front of partner by machete-wielding thug who ambushed him as he fed dogs

THE proprietor of a German-themed restaurant was hacked “into items” in entrance of his terrified accomplice by a person wielding a machete.

Austrian born Eduard Neumeister, 67, was left “unrecognisable” after being hit with “dozens of blows” from the razor sharp knife in rural South Africa.

Eduard Neumeister was hacked “into items” by a person wielding a machete
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Edi's restaurant is now a crime scene following the murder
Edi’s restaurant is now a criminal offense scene following the homicide
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The 67-year-old and his German accomplice Margit Riebler, 62, had woken up for breakfast at Edi’s Bratwurst sausage restaurant and B&B which they run collectively in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Eduard was feeding his two Rottweiler canines when he was all of the sudden struck by a person and knocked to the bottom.

Edi reportedly put up a courageous battle for his life earlier than collapsing in a pool of blood.

He had been hit repeatedly with the blade inflicting Margit to imagine that he was useless.

The balaclava-wearing man then went into the restaurant and grabbed terrified Margit by the throat.


He threatened to kill her earlier than demanding: “Give me all the cash or die.”

As he strangled her, Margit noticed Eduard staggering again within the door as he tried to assist her.

The attacker circled and launched a second assault, leaving Eduard past recognition.

Cops reportedly mentioned that that they had by no means seen such horrific accidents inflicted by one man and that the restaurant proprietor was actually “lower into items”.

Margit fled the home and ran down a observe to the agricultural predominant highway.

She managed to flag down a passing automobile and was taken to a close-by boarding faculty the place she referred to as emergency providers.

Preventing again tears, Eduard’s German daughter Sylvia, 38, mentioned her father “stood little likelihood” towards a person “wielding a machete”.

He stood little likelihood towards a person wielding a machete.”

Sylvia, Eduard's daughter

“Dad was hit from behind with a machete outdoors and it should’ve hit an artery as there was a lot blood”, she mentioned recounting what Margit had instructed her on the cellphone.

“Edi had gone out to feed our rottweilers who’re simply so mushy they barked and ran away after they man attacked and we expect to be there at the moment, he should’ve been mendacity in look forward to him.

“We don’t understand how he obtained previous the electrical fence and inside the primary compound space however it might appear he knew my dad all the time fed the canines at about 7.30am and he was ready for him.

“Dad went down on the bottom as you may see from all of the bloodstains by the workshop however shouted a warning to Margit however the black man went inside then had his fingers round her throat.

“He was strangling her saying “Do you need to die?  Give me the cash or die”.

“My dad by all accounts ought to have been useless in keeping with Margit from the blood throughout him however he managed to rise up and he tried to distract the burglar in order that he may save her”, she mentioned.

“This animal turned away from Margit and picked up the machete once more and hacked dad many times and once more and the ambulance folks mentioned he was simply left unrecognisable.

“His face was lower off and he was left in bits and we had been instructed that it was too grotesque for anybody to even try to determine him as a result of it was simply unimaginable to inform who he was.

“They’ll’t inform for positive what number of instances he was hit nevertheless it was steady till there was nothing left and the emergency providers folks mentioned that they had by no means seen something prefer it earlier than.

“It will need to have been dozens and dozens of instances and there was nothing left to place in a coffin.

“Margit managed to flee whereas this factor was killing my father and obtained by the gate and all the way down to the primary highway and stopped a automobile who took her to a neighborhood boarding faculty to get assist.”


“No individual deserves to die like this not to mention my father and it’s time this nation awoke to what’s occurring on the farms and smallholdings as a result of what occurred right here is simply not proper”, she mentioned.

“We’re very indignant as a result of this was such a pointless and cruel and malicious killing.  It was simply plain brutal. 

“Our dad was a humorous man with a depraved sense of humour who made folks snort.

“He didn’t hurt anybody and was type to everybody so he didn’t deserve this.  His household had all helped him since 2010 construct up his enterprise and our blood, sweat and tears went into that.

“Edi was a cheerful man who led an excellent life however because of this animal it was throughout right away”, mentioned Sylvia who works as a restaurant waitress in Cape City.

The murdered man’s son Tommy, a number one sommelier from Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, mentioned he spoke each Sunday by cellphone along with his father to compensate for their week.

He mentioned: “Edi and I had talked about farm assaults in South Africa however he by no means thought it might occur to him and he had upped safety with two canines and an electrical fence and he felt he was protected.

“Killings like this must cease proper now and I don’t need anybody else going by what we’re going by and extra needs to be executed to maintain farmers and people on these smallholdings protected.

“Edi was a proud father and grandfather and I really feel part of me has been ripped out.  I couldn’t imagine that on Sunday as a substitute of chatting to him as regular I used to be coping with his demise”, he mentioned.

Tommy was born and introduced up in South Africa and is an everyday customer with spouse Denise and their son Elijah, three, to his father’s restaurant.


Eduard, initially from Salzburg, Austria moved to South Africa within the 1970’s and met and married German sweetheart Marian from Thuringia. They married in Johannesburg in 1980.

That yr that they had son Tommy and 18 months later daughter Sylvia however the marriage didn’t final they usually had been divorced in 1994 and boiler maker Eduard discovered new love with Margit Riebler.

In 2010 he discovered a smallholding subsequent to a German who ran Gunther’s Sausages and when Gunther retired that yr he took it over and renamed it Edi’s Bratwurst Sausage Restaurant and B & B.

“Dad principally provided a standard little bit of Germany up within the hills of KwaZulu-Natal and his sausage dishes and German beer went down very very properly with the vacationers”, daughter Sylvia mentioned.

“He additionally had a robust following of German locals with numerous passers-by blended in and he turned very well-known regionally and he liked nothing greater than having fun with a couple of beers and amusing.

Eduard’s enterprise was actually taking off however then Covid-19 meant that they needed to shut their doorways earlier than the tragedy.

“My brother and I are devastated that one thing so dreadful may occur to our father and sadly know I believe that is the top of his dream and I can not see the restaurant ever.

“We simply hope they catch the individual chargeable for his horrific homicide and that anybody else who has had any involvement in setting it up in any means or form or type can also be caught”, she mentioned.

Blood lies pooled on the steps in the restaurant where Eduard Neumeister was beaten to the floor with a machete
Blood lies pooled on the steps within the restaurant the place Eduard Neumeister was overwhelmed to the ground with a machete
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Blood trail of Eduard Neumeister as he came under a ferocious attack from a man with a machete
Blood path of Eduard Neumeister as he got here beneath a ferocious assault from a person with a machete
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