Police captain granted bail for Parys farm murders

2016-02-11 14:38
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Parys – A Free State police captain, who was arrested in connection with the killing of two suspected farm attackers, was granted bail in the Parys Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. 

Hendrick Prinsloo, 46, was granted bail of R5 000.

Prinsloo was arrested on Wednesday after he was linked to the murders, said Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. 

He was expected to appear in court on Friday with his four co-accused.  

Earlier, Mulaudzi said he could not divulge any further information on how Prinsloo was linked to the murders. 

"We are determined to get to the bottom of this matter and we still call upon the community of Parys to come forward if they have any information."

Last month, four Free State farmers, who were also arrested in connection with the murders, were granted bail.

The men – Anton Loggerenberg, Boeta van der Westhuizen, as well as father and son Johan Cilliers senior and junior – were granted bail of R5 000.

A farmer from the farm Biesiesbult, near Parys, alleged that while he was feeding his dogs last month, two armed men confronted him and demanded R20 000.

The farmer was pistol whipped, but managed to run into his house and press a panic button. His attackers ran away.

A group of neighbouring farmers then rallied together and confronted two men – Samuel Tjexa, 35 and Seun Tangasha, in his late 20s – about 8km from Biesiesbult.

The farmers allegedly assaulted Tjexa and Tangasha before handing them over to police.

Tjexa was admitted to Parys Provincial Hospital and Tangasha to Pelonomi Hospital.

Tangasha was declared dead on arrival and Tjexa died later.

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