Alleged farm attackers to seek bail

2014-05-26 20:46
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Johannesburg - Three men accused of murdering a Free State farmer and his wife are expected to apply for bail this week, the Hawks said on Monday.

"They are all set to apply for bail in the Dewetsdorp Magistrate's Court on Wednesday," said Hawks spokesperson Paul Ramaloko.

Ismael Mafosi, Teboho Khoantle, and Johannes Pitseng allegedly attacked farmer Andrew Monokara and his wife Lorraine on their farm Graigmont, near Dewetsdorp, on 6 May.

The three allegedly tied up the couple with a wire and shot them in the head. The woman was raped, Ramaloko said.

Monokara died instantly while his wife succumbed to her wounds in Bloemfontein's Pelonomi hospital on 9 May.

The attackers took a television set and a firearm which belonged to the farmer. They fled the scene in the couple's double cab bakkie.

The vehicle and the firearm have since been recovered following the arrest on 19 May.

The three men first appeared in the Dewetsdorp Magistrate's Court on 21 May on charges of murder, robbery and illegal possession of a firearm.

Ramaloko said investigators awaited DNA results in order to be able to link them to the rape charge.

Civil rights organisation AfriForum said the Monokaras were the first black farming couple murdered in a farm attack in the province.

"This incident proves beyond any doubt that farm attacks are not a racial issue. Rural areas are unsafe and the refusal by the police to introduce proper security aggravates the situation," said spokesperson Ian Cameron.

- SAPA

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