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Man questioned in Great Brak murder

2012-09-17 12:35

Johannesburg - A 29-year-old man is being questioned about the murder of a woman on her farm in Great Brak over the weekend, Western Cape police said on Monday.

"This follows extensive investigation by the investigation officer and the Great Brak police, who have reason to believe that the man can assist us with the successful investigation of this murder case," said Captain Malcolm Pojie.

The man was taken in by police late on Sunday night.

The woman, 65-year-old Ria Mills, was found murdered on her farm in Great Brak, near Mosselbay, on Saturday night.

Police found her body while responding to a call from friends she was supposed to meet for dinner.

Police arrived at her farm, Potsteel-Hoogte in Hamelkop, shortly before 20:00.

"The body of the deceased was found in the lounge with a gunshot wound to the neck. Police also confiscated a .38-Special revolver that was found on the scene," Pojie said.

The gun was to be sent for ballistic tests to determine its involvement in the murder.

Pojie said Mills's iPad, laptop and her handbag were stolen.

He said preliminary investigations showed that the killers fled in Mills's Chevrolet utility bakkie, which was recovered on a footpath near the Wolwedans Dam on Sunday morning.

Comments
  • louw.pretorius.54 - 2012-09-17 12:59

    Sad that a competent lady's life ended like that. She owned "The Pink Lady's" tourism marketing company working in the Mpumalanga Province.We will fondley remember her. The Highlands Meander.

      bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-09-17 14:18

      How can somebody in his right mind dislike the above comment ? is that a sign of some ignorant people just clicking and commenting here

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-17 13:01

    bring back death penalty ASAP, we cannot continue like this.

      allhaleto.theale - 2012-09-17 14:08

      I agree we need to Christina, but how? I think a referendum is required and if the majority vote for it, it should be brought back?

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-17 13:39

    Get rid of all these parasites, and that includes dear zuma, and his promise of a crime free country,.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-17 14:05

    Throw these cowards to the Great Brak farming community! Let mob justice be served!

  • quartus.vanzyl - 2012-09-17 15:42

    the genocide of white farmers continue unabated.

  • virginia.greenwoodwarner - 2012-09-17 16:41

    So far - great detective work! Bring back the death penalty - it is the only thing these monsters can understand

  • marie.delarey - 2012-09-17 16:44

    Why not just take the laptop & whatever if that's what you want - why murder as well?? So sad. Laptops and stuff are replaceable - no life can be replaced. Shows criminals are actually COWARDS!!AND they will get caught and unfortunately after doing time - will do it AGAIN! Death penalty is the answer!!

  • lauren.mills.5 - 2012-09-18 10:12

    The more I read on the more sick I feel. This wonderful and caring woman would have taken the shirt off of her back to help anyone. So sickened by the careless emotions of these attackers! She would have given them the items without resisting, but they shot her in cold blood! Now they must pay, whatever comes their way, they deserve. Karma will find them and they will burn in hell for the rest of eternity

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