Sherwood Farm murder trial postponed

2011-09-20 00:00

TWO men charged with the murders of Lorraine Karg and two farm employees, Hilda Linyane and Shayi Zakius Mhlongo, at Sherwood Farm in Mooi River appeared briefly in the high court yesterday before their trial was postponed to March 30 next year.

They are Mzwandile Magubane (21) and Nhlanhla Dladla (22), who are charged with three counts of murder, one of attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances, one of robbery with aggravating circumstances and two of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The victims of the assault charges are Bonginkosi Mhlongo and a youth, Innocent Linyane.

The state alleges that Neville and Lorraine Karg were lured from their farmhouse by a fire deliberately set in a field. Lorraine Karg returned to the house to fetch more fire-fighting equipment and was confronted by two assailants.

She fled and was pounced on by the attackers who stabbed her in the neck, killing her. Linyane was shot dead and Shayi Mhlongo was stabbed when he struggled with one of the attackers.

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