Karen Turner was murdered as she slept next to her husband, who was also knifed repeatedly, and their two-year-old son.
Karen Turner, 31, was three months pregnant and sleeping next to her husband Matthew, 33, and their 23-month-old son Hayden, when all hell broke loose at the Hluleka Nature Reserve, in the Eastern Cape province of the country.
Two men armed with knives reportedly broke into the self-contained lodge on the beach and launched a frenzied attack, 400km southwest of Durban, about 3am on Tuesday.
Karen, a primary school teacher from Underberg, died almost instantly, police said. The couple’s unborn child was also killed. Matthew was stabbed repeatedly but survived after being flown to Pietermaritzburg where he underwent surgery, according to police.
He remains in hospital with severe upper-body injuries, police said. Hayden was uninjured. The motive is not yet known.