Sunday, 24 September 2006

Elderly Free State farmer and wife slaughtered

Posted: September 23, 2006 08:43

VREDE - An elderly Free State farmer and his wife have been found murdered. A cattle herder found the body of 78-year-old Kobus van Tonder on the farm Merino near Vrede. His 68-year-old wife Charlotte was found stabbed to death in their house.

Thabo Mbeki and his Ministers are responsible for these murders, as they are not doing anything about the situation of farms.

According to reports the couple had lived on the farm for about 30 years. It is believed the couple was murdered at the weekend, but their bodies were only found yesterday.

Meanwhile it is reported from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal that four men were sentenced to life imprisonment in two separate cases for farm murders. Thuthukami Miya was sentenced for the murder of 46-year-old Jacqueline Chatterton of Boston. In passing sentence, Judge-President Vuka Tshabalala said killings on farms gave South Africa a bad name. In an adjacent court, Judge Leona Theron sentenced three men to life imprisonment for the murder of Cedarville farmer Christiaan Colin Moolman. Two of the three killers were only 19 years old.

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

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