Monday, 8 March 2010

Two nabbed for foreigner's murder

March 02 2010 at 12:37PM

Limpopo police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of a Belgian national on his farm last week, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Etienne Cammaerts, 61, of the farm Corn Hill in the Villa Nora area was found murdered last Friday, said Senior Superintendent Ronel Otto.

He went missing after taking workers to their homes around

Neighbours later found him in the veld with his hands and feet tied and his throat slit.

Nothing was stolen from him.

A 29-year-old and a 20-year-old were arrested by the organised crime unit in villages around Villa Nora on Monday, she said.

The Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA) said it was shocked and horrified by the murder.

"Our prayers are with the next of kin of all the victims, and also the government and people of Belgium," said Theunis Botha, acting chairman of the CDA.

Beeld reported that Cammaerts and his wife had lived in the area for six years. - Sapa


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