4 arrested for KZN farm murders

Pietermaritzburg - Four men were arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of three people on a farm near Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“The Organised Crime Unit from Pietermaritzburg arrested four men for the murder of three people on Sherwood Farm on Wednesday 21 July,” said Colonel Jay Naicker.

The men were arrested in Hlatikulu in Mooi River. A 9mm pistol and knives were found on the men during the arrest.

The four men were expected to appear in the Mooi River Magistrate’s Court on July 30 on charges of murder and robbery.

Throat cut, stabbed

Lorraine Karg, 58, was found with her throat cut last week Wednesday.

Next to her were the bodies of two farm workers, Hilda Linane, 34, and Zakhewo Mhlongo, 66. They had been stabbed.

Naicker said Karg and her husband Neville were at home when they noticed fire on their grazing land.

An alarm was raised for employees to assist and the Kargs and other farm workers tried to extinguish the fire, said Naicker.

Lorraine Karg returned to the farmhouse to fetch tools to fight the fire.

When she arrived at the house, she was attacked by two men.

Police believed the killers deliberately set the fire and had not expected the Kargs to return to the house so soon.

The house was ransacked, but nothing seemed to have been taken, police said.

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