Farmworker killed ‘for playing loud music’

2010-10-05 15:13

A man has appeared before the Groblersdal Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing a farm worker – apparently because the man was playing loud music.

“It was alleged that the suspect who was the supervisor of the farm workers shot and killed the farm worker with an unlicensed firearm on Sunday night,” said Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba.

Bertus Honeyball (30), from Tirrit Boerdery, is due to appear in court again on November 8 after the case was postponed for further investigation.

On Sunday, Honeyball allegedly shot Zimbabwean national Edward Vindi (31) in the head at Vaalfontein farm.

The victim was with his colleagues listening to music, when Honeyball allegedly warned them that they were playing their music too loudly, Ramatseba said.

“The suspect apparently came back again with a rifle and shot the victim in the head and the victim died instantly,” said Ramatseba.

Honeyball is facing charges of murder and of being in possession of an unlicensed firearm.

He was granted R3 000 bail today.

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