Condolences are pouring in for beloved vet Dr Corli Van Der Walt (43) who died tragically over the weekend. She was found inside her vehicle at 8am on Saturday, 12 June with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body.
Bromhof Veterinary Clinic in Johannesburg informed clients in a Facebook post about the vet’s untimely demise.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I need to write this to inform our clients that our beloved friend and your beloved vet, Dr Corli Van Der Walt, passed away yesterday in tragic circumstances. She was shot and killed in Krugersdorp on her way to work.
Van der Walt worked at the clinic for the last four years and her team called her “an incredible asset”.
“She is going to be sorely missed. We ask for your patience and support in the next few weeks while we all manage with this extreme loss, our team is devastated and it is going to be a very difficult time ahead for us. The clinic will be open as per normal hours at this stage,” they said.
According to police reports, a case of murder is being investigated.
Captain Mavela Masondo said: “The body of a 43-year-old woman was found inside her vehicle at about 08:00 on Saturday. She had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.”
No arrests have been made and police are appealing to anyone with information to contact the Crime Stop line on 08600 10111.
People who frequented Bromhof Veterinary Clinic found the news hard to digest the news.
“OMW. That is too terrible. She was a truly amazing and compassionate surgeon.
My deepest condolences to her family, friends and co workers,” said one.
“Oh what sad sad news. I worked with Corli at Radiokop. Truly one of the best people and vets. Sending so much love to her family,” said another on Facebook.
“Dr Corli always went the extra mile, her love and passion for her job as a vet and her care for her patients was exceptional. She always had a smile on her face and nothing was to difficult for her to do. She was a brilliant mentor and even better friend. We have been so blessed to have had her with our team these past 4 years and we will miss her dearly,” said Dr Le-anne and the Bromhof Vet family.