Cramond accused to go on trial

2008-02-03 00:00

Three men have been indicted to go on trial in the Pietermaritzburg High Court between April 28 and May 2 on charges of murder, housebreaking with intent to rob, robbery with aggravating circumstances and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the shooting of Cramond farmer Andrew Main (52) last year.

The accused are Mzamo Jali (36), Mxolisi Gcwabashe (26), and Mthokozisi Blessing Jali (27). All are in custody.

A fourth suspect in the case was shot dead by police at Dambuza after he allegedly grabbed a policeman’s firearm. He was identified as Lucky Ntombela.

Police recovered three firearms that were stolen from Main during the attack — a .303 rifle, a shotgun and .38 revolver — and ammunition and an AK47 rifle that is believed to be the murder weapon.

Main, of Gilmore Farm, was shot several times when he returned to his farm in the early hours of September 24 last year, after taking his daughter to the city.

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