Elderly farmer killed during robbery

May 31 2006 at 12:19AM

An elderly farmer and his wife have been murdered in the Vrede district, Free State police said on Tuesday.

Superintendent Motarafi Ntepe said a shepherd looking for a lost cow found the body of Jacobus van Tonder in his bakkie at 5pm on Monday. The vehicle had been abandoned in the veld.

The shepherd could only notify police of the finding on Tuesday morning.

When police arrived at the farmer’s home on the farm, Merino, they found Van Tonder’s wife, Charlotte, dead in the kitchen.

“The incident could have happened over the weekend,” Ntepe said.

The exact cause of their deaths was unknown.

Ntepe said it seemed that Van Tonder’s firearm had been stolen. – Sapa



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: