Two in court for F State farm murder

2013-01-18 22:39


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Bloemfontein - Two men appeared in the Parys Magistrate’s Court in connection with a farm murder near Parys this week, the NPA said on Friday.

Ezekiel Mnguni, 30, and Mmaditaba Mokubung, 46, will be back in court on 28 January for a bail application, Free State National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said.

Ernest van Rooyen and his wife Annetjie, both in their seventies, were found killed on the farm Somerset, near Parys, earlier this week.

A domestic worker arrived at the farmhouse on Tuesday morning and found the couple’s house had been ransacked.

She and a neighbouring farmer eventually discovered the bodies of the couple in the garage, from where they ran a tuckshop.

The man's feet had been bound and his head covered with a sack and the woman's body was found in a freezer.

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