Author: Hedda Mittner
Publications: Hermanus Times
Date Publiched: 18 April 2013
Bidding was brisk when the luxury seafront holiday home and nearby vacant erf of the late businessman Herman Pretorius was auctioned on site in Voëlklip on Friday 12 April.
Infamous for his involvement in the investment schemes that saw many South Africans, including locals from Hermanus, losing millions of rands, Pretorius first shot and killed his business partner Julian Williams before committing suicide in July 2012.
The properties that were auctioned are owned by one of Pretorius’s companies, Hentiq 1803, which was liquidated in the Western Cape High Court in December last year.
Situated at 79 Tenth Street in Voëlklip, the house came under the hammer along with its contents, followed by the auction of the vacant erf at 80 Tenth Street.
There had been a considerable amount of interest in the properties and the open days ……