Teen held for farm murder

2008-01-10 00:00

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for the murder of Estcourt farmer Dave Green (70), who was gunned down at his Rensburgspruit farm on December 20.

It is believed that the suspect has made a confession to a magistrate and also performed a pointing out at the farm yesterday. He is due to appear in court today.

It is believed that the motive for the murder was robbery.

Koos Marais of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union (Kwanalu) said the organisation are delighted that their “confidence in the police has paid off again”.

“We trust that the sentence by the justice system will be just and that it will send out a message to those contemplating violent crime,” he said.

Green was a beef farmer and served on the Kwanalu board for many years. He was gunned down at point-blank range, allegedly by a man dressed in an army uniform.

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