Another South African farmer BRUTALLY stabbed and shot to death
On his Dwarsfontein farm, another South African farmer was BRUTALLY stabbed and shot to death as his ailing partner looked on.
YET ANOTHER SOUTH AFRICAN FARMER WAS BRUTALLY MURDERED
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, a spokesman for the police, reported that the 80-year-old Hennie van Der Walt was killed on Wednesday.
Hennie was attacked at night or early in the morning in their house along with his 79-year-old life partner, Hester Smal, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.
The neighbours were informed by the farmworkers who thought something was amiss and they hurried to the farm.
The astonished but unhurt Hester met the police.
The 80-year-old Hennie’s lifeless body was discovered in the rear bedroom with many wounds on the stomach while the search continued.
He had both gunshot and many stabbing wounds.
Initial evidence, according to Mohlala, points to a gunshot wound and possible numerous stab wounds.
At this point, there is no information on the killing’s motive, and no one has been detained.
POLICE WERE DIRECTED TO AN OPENED SAFE IN BUSHES NEAR THE HOUSE BY BLOOD-STAINED FOOTPRINTS.
He claimed that in addition to seeing blood-stained footsteps, someone may have stolen a safe from the home, which was later discovered opened in some bushes not far from the residence.
At this time, investigators are unable to rule out the likelihood that the sad incident’s firearm(s) and other goods were stolen.
DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING THAT COULD HELP THE POLICE?
Police advise anyone with information to call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 08600 10111 or provide information via MYSAPSAPP in order to help them find the suspect(s). Callers have the option to remain anonymous, and all information received will be handled as confidential.
Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, denounced the attack on elderly people who were trying to feed the country with their agricultural products.
Attacking a farmer is more akin to promoting hunger among neighbours.
Manamela also emphasised that harming a farmer is more akin to promoting hunger among the local populace.