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Four suspects due in court for murder of elderly farmer

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal


DURBAN – Four suspects aged between 32 and 38 are due to appear before the New Hanover Magistrates Court today for the murder of a farmer.

It is alleged that on 12 December 2020 at 16:20, the suspects entered a farm on Ottos Bluff in Cramond and attacked an 85-year-old farmer. He sustained an open wound on his head and was declared dead at the scene. The suspects fled the scene after an incident.  Nothing was taken from the house.

A case of murder was opened for investigation by Cramond SAPS. The docket was allocated to the Provincial Organised Crime who took over the investigation. On 18 December 2020 at 22:00, the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, Pietermaritzburg Cluster Task Team and Magma Security conducted a multi-disciplinary operation and traced all the suspects involved in the murder of the elderly man. Four suspects were arrested in the Cramond area. A bushknife suspected to be used in the commission of the offence was found in suspect’s possession.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the team for the speedy arrest of the suspects involved in the murder of the elderly man.



Colonel Thembeka Mbele
082 462 9870