2 appear after KZN farm murder

2012-08-03 18:02

Johannesburg - Two men accused of killing a KwaZulu-Natal farmer appeared in the Vryheid Magistrate's Court on Friday, police said.

Christian Smith, 43, and Andries Maviyezulu, 28, would be back in court on 13 August for a bail application, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

They remained in custody.

Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested them on Wednesday night in Mpumalanga.

Gert Uys, 55, was shot and killed in his farmhouse at Swart-Mfolozi on 31 July as he was preparing to pay his employees.

The attackers took R18 000 and a revolver. They fled the scene in the farmer's Toyota Land Cruiser, which was later found abandoned on a gravel road.

Two firearms were recovered during the arrest and would be sent for ballistic tests.

The pair face charges of murder and robbery.