Matthew had told the family that two intruders were behind the attack. The trio had booked into the Eastern Cape resort on Monday to attend a wedding and to celebrate Karen’s birthday.
But hours after celebrating, her life was ended.
Matthew was airlifted from a local Eastern Cape hospital to Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday afternoon. He was transferred from the ICU unit to a general ward on Friday.
His wife’s body arrived in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.
Crouch said Matthew was aware of “some of the speculation” suggesting that he may have been behind the attack.
“I don’t think he knows the extent of some of the allegations that I have seen. I think if we had to explain to him the extent of it, it's not the right thing to do now because he wouldn’t cope with it.”
Crouch said the allegation was “absolute rubbish” and was an attempt to “cover up for the resort”.
“A head ranger had told employees that there was a report that there had been a party and they had heard there had been a domestic dispute. The intention of that was to cover up for the resort.”
He said the couple's friends, who had booked into a neighbouring chalet, had given a statement that they had heard a “commotion” so they went to help.
“I got in touch with the guy who made the initial statement. His exact words were that he heard a commotion which is now being twisted into an argument and domestic dispute. The commotion was my sister and Matthew screaming for help.”