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Police probe Cradock farm murder

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

ZWELITSHA - Police are investigating a case of murder after the body of a 65-year-old man was found yesterday in the farm house that is situated near R390 between Hofmeyr and Cradock.

On Wednesday, 30 August 2023 around 09:30, police were summoned to a scene of murder at a farm outside Cradock. At the scene, the body of a 65-year-old elderly man was found with stabbed wounds in the upper body. The deceased person is known, but his identity is being withheld until a formal identification process is concluded.

Moments later, the victim's vehicle was found abandoned in Conway Road, Hofmeyr. The circumstances surrounding the incident are forming part of the investigation.

Police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect/s to contact a leader of the investigating team on 082 319 8876. The information may also be shared via Crime Stop on 08600 10111.




Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli

082 779 7279