Farm security guard arrested for murder

2013-03-01 08:14


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Durban - A security guard who worked on a KwaZulu-Natal farm where a farmer was killed was arrested for his murder this week.

Mandla Richmond, 36, appeared briefly in a Warden court following the murder of Christian Beyers van Wyngaard, 43, in 2010, reported Volksblad.

Richmond worked as a guard on the Van Wyngaard farm Goedehoop in 2010.

The farmer’s wife, Maria van Wyngaard, 57, was arrested last year in connection with the murder.

She was being accused of murder or conspiring to kill and the State alleged that she colluded with others to have her husband murdered.

Van Wyngaard was found naked on his bed on the night of 27 October 2010 and had been stabbed many times with a sharp object.

She allegedly claimed to have been held at gunpoint by seven men in the house.

An investigation showed that there was no forced entry and nothing was stolen from the house.

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