State: Farm killers should get life sentences

2014-10-22 20:11

The two men who murdered Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland in his home qualified for life imprisonment on two counts - he was killed during a robbery and they acted with common purpose.

Why is Dookoom so angry?

2014-10-12 15:59

There are irate farm workers, pitchforks and tyres, and profanities are used every few seconds, but brazen new hip-hop metal outfit Dookoom wants to spark ­conversation, not violence.

Farm attacks not racially motivated - ISS

2014-10-06 15:10

The Institute for Security Studies says farm attacks are not racially motivated, but are motivated by greed.

Farmer attacked on Free State farm

2014-09-16 11:18

Farmer Crawford von Abo, 82, who suffered huge losses in land grabs in Zimbabwe, has been attacked on his Free State farm, according to a report.

AfriForum: Five farm murders in August

2014-09-03 21:16

There have been five farm murders in South Africa in August, civil rights group AfriForum says.

Farm attack accused going to high court

2014-08-22 20:13

A case against two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malelane has been transferred to the Nelspruit circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Farmer's widow angry killer didn't get life

2014-08-15 10:43

The widow of a man who was murdered on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal last year says she is shocked that his 21-year-old killer did not get a life sentence for the "vindictive and cruel" murder.

Limpopo farmer found dead

2014-08-09 17:07

A farmer has been killed in Letsitele, just outside Tzaneen, Limpopo police say.

Farm attacks at unacceptable levels - Tau SA

2014-08-05 22:15

Farmer union TAU SA says farm murders and attacks have increased since last year and are at unacceptable levels.

Dad of farm killer apologises to victims' family

2014-07-31 12:05

The father of one of three youths sentenced to life for a brutal farm attack in which three family members were killed, has apologised to the victims' family in court.

Son: Farm attack left family traumatised

2014-07-29 21:13

The son of an aged Richmond farm couple spent a week in a psychiatric hospital after his parents and brother were tortured and killed, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Farmers urged to be pro-active on security

2014-07-15 16:01

Police and farmers must be more pro-active against crime on farms, Free State Agriculture spokesperson Bernard Maree says.

Shot farmer fires back, kills attacker

2014-07-07 12:49

A farmer is recovering in hospital after being attacked and shot on his farm near Reitz, but managed to shoot and kill one of his attackers, Free State police say.

SAHRC set to hold hearing on farm murders

2014-07-02 12:41

AfriForum says the SA Human Rights Commission will hold a public hearing about farm murders, following a request to look into the matter.

PMB jail ‘Houdini’ gets life + 59 years

2014-06-25 09:06

A farmer killer dubbed the Pietermaritzburg ‘Houdini’ because he escaped prison three times has been sentenced to life and an additional 59 years behind bars.

PMB court to decide on farm attack evidence

2014-06-12 19:06

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court will decide next week if alleged confessions by three men accused of an Underberg farm attack could be admitted as evidence.

Alleged farm attackers to seek bail

2014-05-26 20:46

Three men accused of murdering a Free State farmer and his wife are expected to apply for bail.

Suspected farm attackers' bail application fails

2014-05-22 07:09

Two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around the Malalane area could not reapply for bail because the police officer investigating their case was not available in court.

Limpopo teen appears over family murder

2014-05-19 18:51

A Limpopo teenager has appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court on connection with the murder of a farm couple.

Trio guilty of Vryheid farm murder

2014-04-24 06:53

Three men have been found guilty by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of attacking, robbing and killing a Vryheid farmer.

Man recovering from hip op, dies in axe attack

2014-04-13 16:29

An 87-year-old man who was recovering from a hip operation, has died after being attacked with an axe on his smallholding near Pretoria, a report says.

Elderly farmer murdered in Mpumalanga

2014-04-01 14:36

The body of a 77-year-old farmer has been found on his farm in Ermelo, Mpumalanga police say.

Teen appears for Limpopo farm killings

2014-03-31 17:52

A 16-year-old youth has appeared in the Mossel Bay Magistrate's Court in the Western Cape in connection with the murder of a Limpopo farming couple.

Farm couple killed in Limpopo

2014-03-30 15:34

A husband and wife have been killed and a farmer tortured in two separate farm attacks in Limpopo, police say.

2nd suspect guilty of killing KZN farmer

2014-03-28 07:19

A second man has been convicted of killing a KwaZulu-Natal sugarcane farmer, after his co-accused was found guilty earlier this month.


Two convicted of killing farmer

2014-10-18 06:15

Two Durban men have been convicted of killing Ixopo farmer Peter Hackland and assaulting his daughter, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has ruled.

Farm murders decreased - Phiyega

2014-10-06 20:04

Farm murders have decreased in the last four years, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega says.

AgriSA: Farmers prefer private security to Saps

2014-09-16 19:32

Farmers prefer using private security services because of their low level of trust in the SA Police Service, AgriSA has said.

Widow wants death sentence for farm murderers

2014-09-15 14:49

A woman whose husband was killed in a farm attack two-and-a-half years ago has called for the reinstatement of the death penalty at public hearings.

Couple attacked on Hazyview game farm

2014-09-03 17:23

A couple was attacked by five men who thought they had rhino horn in their possession, an Mpumalanga DA councillor says.

Limpopo farm murder accused in court

2014-08-21 16:11

Three men accused of killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm have appeared in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

3 held for Limpopo farm killing

2014-08-12 16:34

Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm in Lephalale, Limpopo.

Farmer's wife shoots at attackers, 2 dead

2014-08-07 09:07

Two farm attackers have been shot dead and four are on the run after attacking a KwaZulu-Natal farm and wounding a farmer and his wife, who shot back at them.

Trio get life for Richmond farm murders

2014-07-30 17:03

Two men and a teenager have been handed life sentences by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for killing a Richmond farming couple and their adult son.

Free State farm attack victim dies in hospital

2014-07-28 22:07

Free State farmer Andre van Greunen, who was attacked and shot on his farm near Reitz earlier this month, has died in hospital, Free State police say.

Farmer killed in robbery

2014-07-07 18:47

A Limpopo man has been fatally wounded in a robbery on his farm between Groblersdal and Dennilton.

SAHRC identify need for hearings on farm attacks

2014-07-02 14:37

The SA Human Rights Commission says there is a strong need for its planned public hearings to address safety and security on farms.

House robbers panic, kill man

2014-07-01 09:01

A man has died after being shot at point-blank range when he and friends disturbed robbers on a farm in KwaZulu-Natal.

DNA links suspects to farm rapes

2014-06-17 20:16

Blood samples have positively linked two suspects to the rape of two women on different farms in Mpumalanga, the Nelspruit Regional Court has heard.

5 arrested for killing Mpumalanga farmer

2014-06-03 12:39

Four men and a woman have been arrested for allegedly robbing and killing a farmer near Malalane last week, Mpumalanga police say.

Farmer bludgeoned to death, court hears

2014-05-26 19:29

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has heard how a Himeville farmer was battered to death while his woman friend was tied to the pedestal of a wash basin.

Murderer ‘was part of our family’

2014-05-20 11:33

The day before three members of a KwaZulu-Natal family were brutally murdered by a trusted employee and his cohorts, their surviving son says he had offered the killer help to further his studies.

Farmer's daughter breaks down in court

2014-05-06 06:59

The daughter of murdered KwaZulu-Natal sugarcane farmer Peter Hackland has told the court she was repeatedly slapped by one of the men accused of murdering her father.

Limpopo teen refuses bail

2014-04-15 18:52

A teenager has chosen not to apply for bail after he appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court in connection with the murder of a Limpopo farm couple.

Eastern Cape farmer, daughter shot

2014-04-03 22:34

A farmer and his daughter were shot and wounded in Maclear, Eastern Cape.

Teen held for farm murders 'had drug problem'

2014-04-01 11:50

The 16-year-old boy who has been arrested in connection with the double murder of a farming couple in Limpopo had apparently visited them to "get his head clean".

Relative sought after Limpopo farm murder

2014-03-31 12:17

Police are reportedly searching for a teenager who is related to a couple who were found murdered on their Limpopo farm.

KZN farm killer gets life

2014-03-29 07:22

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been jailed for life for killing a prominent Amanzimtoti sugar farmer.

KZN farm attack judgment due

2014-03-26 22:10

By arming himself with a knife to steal a vehicle, an intruder is just as guilty of murder as his associate who shot a farmer dead, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

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