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Farm owner fatally shot, son injured during a house robbery


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

KINKELBOS - Police are searching for at least three armed men who were allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of a 55-year-old farm owner, and injuring his son following the invasion of their farm house outside Kinkelbos last night.

On Sunday, 05 September 2021 at about 18:40, police were summoned to a scene of house robbery on the farm near route R72 towards Alexandria. At the scene, a 55-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound in the upper body and was declared dead, and his 30-year-old son, who was also allegedly shot during the attack sustained a gunshot wound in the upper body. The injured son and his mother with unknown injuries were rushed to the nearest hospital. At this stage, the details of the alleged incident are sketchy. Police are investigating a case of murder with additional charges of attempted murder and house robbery for further investigation. 

Anyone who might be able to assist with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects, who are still at large is requested to contact the nearest police station. The information may also be shared via Crime Stop 08600 10111. All information is strictly confidential and callers have the right to remain anonymous.


Sergeant Majola Nkohli                                  
082 779 7279