4th suspect held for KZN farm murder

2013-11-07 09:08

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Pietermaritzburg - A fourth man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a KwaZulu-Natal farmer, police said on Thursday.

"A 24-year-old suspect has been arrested at Nkwezela area, Himeville. He is appearing today [Thursday] in the Himeville Magistrates' Court on a charge of murder," said Captain Thulani Zwane.

The man and three others allegedly pounced on Dan Knight, 56, and his partner at their home in Underberg on 17 October.

Knight's feet and hands were tied and his mouth was covered and he was assaulted until he died.

His partner was locked in the toilet but later escaped through the window to alert her neighbours and the police.

The men stole a Toyota Land Cruiser, Isuzu bakkie, cellphone and three shotguns, said Zwane.

The other three were arrested on 20 October, and had already appeared in court.

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