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Trompsburg trio appear over axe murder

2012-09-20 21:35

Bloemfontein - Three men appeared in the Trompsburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday in connection with the murder of a local farmer and his wife, police said.

Warrant Officer Zweli Mohobeleli said the case against Moeketsi Hlassa, 27, Nkululeko Mvumvu, 26, and Phinias Mothibi, 29, was postponed to 25 October 2012 for further investigation.

The men decided not to apply for bail. Two of the men have Legal Aid lawyers.

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

The couple did not answer their two-way radio during a daily security check, nor did they answer their home phone that 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 group of town residents attended the court hearing on Thursday, police said.

Comments
  • JohnDough - 2012-09-20 22:29

    And crime is coming down to a paltry 43 murders a day? The cANCer need to be got rid of. Civil war is a better option.

  • john.ferreira.1213 - 2012-09-21 07:37

    Raymond Sigauke enige leser kan opmerk dat jy ook ongeleterd is aan die manier hoe jy skryf. Let we'll dat die blanke \rugby\ speler destyds aangeval was en dieselfde met Eugene Terreblanche, jy sal jouself ook verdedig ondien dit met jou sou gebeur. John Dough, you talk of a civil war! It should have started when De Klerk gave this country away in 1994. The western world would only have made an uproar for a few weeks and then they too would be still, and in any case it is the South Africans that have to live with this black problem, not them.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-09-21 08:25

      John do you want to start something? Go ahead, Raymond is right.

      whmarais - 2012-09-21 11:59

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  • whmarais - 2012-09-21 12:12

    My apologies for the comment to maseko below. But a moron like that deserves it. The cruelty of these murders sums up the typical african. If a white man hates another and commits murder; its typically a quick over and done with afair. Bullet through the brain. But dismemberment and then death by axe! What the hell! Farm murders do not exist! This is worse, it is GENOCIDE (a war of extermination) waged by the ANC's supporters against the white man. The ANC whips their mobs into a frenzy with songs and slogans like one settler one bullet, Kill the farmer Kill the Boer. They should be tried in an international court (The Hague in Holland) for genocide. Genocide Worldwide has classified our country as a genocidal type 3 the last time I looked. The statistics and barbaracy of these crimes can no longer be hidden. The black man's secrets are now being revealed. The "swart gevaar" that was the scare in the 80s is now a reality, how long before the same scale of genocide moves from the rural areas to the cities. A full scale war is upon the horizon. I for one am ready. My guns are oiled my ammo polished. My larders full. Bring it on! I am ready for a seige.

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