2 held for farmer's murder

2010-01-25 18:36

Johannesburg - Two people were arrested for the murder of 69-year-old Ficksburg farmer Ernest Gieseke, Free State police said on Monday.

Superintendent Motantsi Makhele said the pair were arrested on Sunday.

A day earlier, three men were taken in for questioning but were released.

The incident occurred at around 05:00 on Saturday at the farm Good Hope.

Gieseke was attacked by seven men who hit him on the head and slit his throat with a blunt object.

The gang fled with a handbag and cellphone.