SA wine producer murdered in Philippines

Wednesday, 5 May, 2004
Jo-Anne Smetherham
'He was a larger-than-life character and a tough businessman'

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A prominent Paarl wine producer and international art dealer is among four people who have been hacked to death in a luxury villa while on a business trip to the Philippines.

The bodies of Manfred Schoeni, a co-owner of Ashanti wine estate, German property developer Anton Faustenhauser, British architect John 'Hamish' Cowperthwaite, 60, and a Filipina maid were found on the resort island of Bocaray.

- Jo-Anne Smetherham and SAPA-AFP, DPA

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