Two black men armed with knives broke into the family’s self-contained chalet overlooking the beach at the Hluleka Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.

Ms Turner, a primary school teacher from Underberg, died almost instantly, police said. The couple’s unborn child also died.

Mr Turner survived the attack and was flown to nearby Pietermaritzburg, where he underwent surgery

Turner eventually diedalong with the unborn child. The black men escaped.