Brutal farm murder - suspects stay in jail

2012-09-13 15:49
Bloodied spectacles are seen in the home of an elderly couple who were murdered on their farm 10km outside Trompsburg, in the Free State. (Conrad Bornman, Volksblad)

Bloodied spectacles are seen in the home of an elderly couple who were murdered on their farm 10km outside Trompsburg, in the Free State. (Conrad Bornman, Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - Three men charged with the murder of an elderly Free State farm couple appeared in the Trompsburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday,

Captain Rulene Kuhn said Moeketsi Hlassa, 27, Nkululeko Mvumvu, 26, and Phinias Mothibi, 29, appeared on charges of murder and housebreaking.

The case was postponed to September 20 for further investigation and bail applications. The men remain in custody.

Johan Fourie, 70, and Cecile Fourie, 73, were killed with an axe and a spade in their house on their farm Knoppe in the Trompsburg district on Sunday.

The couple did not answer their two-way radio during a daily security check, nor did they answer their home phone on Sunday afternoon.

Farm security investigated and found their bodies in a bedroom.

Police said the house was in disarray, with traces of blood all over.

The safe had been cut open with a grinder.

A large number of local residents attended the court hearing on Thursday.
- SAPA
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