Woman dies allegedly after consuming drugs with her husband

17 July 2017 - 14:43 By Nashira Davids And Petru Saal
Idali van Zyl.
Idali van Zyl.
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The mysterious death of a Bredasdorp woman is still being investigated by police. Idali van Zyl was found dead in her home on Thursday.

"If you want to experiment...be careful because I lost my wife‚'' said Freddie van Zyl.

In the article he claims to he found her in the toilet and that her lips were blue. He also said they had used the drug before and enjoyed it.

The pair and eight others were expected to appear in the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court on August 25 for their alleged part in a car theft syndicate. They were charged with theft‚ racketeering and money laundering.

Eric Ntabazalila‚ spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority in the Western Cape‚ said many of the cars were allegedly stolen in the Eastern Cape. New chassis numbers would be obtained from the scrapyard.

"The vehicles would then be roadworthied in Gauteng before being bought by [Freddie] Van Zyl to sell to unsuspecting individual customers and dealers in Bredasdorp and Riversdale‚'' said Ntabazalila.

Idali was the second accused.

Ashley Potts‚ the director of the Cape Town Drug Counselling Centre in Observatory is aware of the drug. However no one had ever been admitted to the facility for the abuse of "Liquid G''. "Liquid G would form part of the methamphetamine (tik) category. When people say that there is a new drug on the market‚ for us as specialists we know that it is an older drug which has been mixed with other substances to give it a new name. We understand Liquid G to be synthetically based to link it with the common base drug. It is just that there is a new component to that drug‚'' said Potts.

Western Cape police spokesman FC van Wyk confirmed that the 38-year-old had died on July 13 and said her husband ''sustained injuries during a fall that he suffered the previous night''.

"A post mortem will determine the exact cause of her death‚'' said Van Wyk. A friend‚ who did not want to be named‚ said Idali was a wonderful person and expressed his shock at the news of her death.

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