Cops arrest 2nd suspect

2012-01-29 13:09

Johannesburg - A second man was been arrested in connection with the murder of a man and the assault of his wife on a plot near Brits, North West police said on Sunday.

During his arrest on Sunday morning, he was found in possession of three guns, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said in a statement.

Frans van der Linden was shot dead on the plot Rashoop, 13km outside Brits on Sunday, January 22. His wife Elizabeth was seriously assaulted. They were staying on the plot, which belonged to a Ms Botha, to prepare for their daughter's wedding.

Police arrested the first man on Thursday. Police confiscated a cellphone and Van der Linden's car keys. Four other cellphones, explosives, a laptop computer, wrist watches and jewellery were also found in the man's possession.

Both men were also linked to a business robbery. They were expected to appear in the Brits Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • Hunter - 2012-01-29 13:27

    And they are from Zim, but that does not get mentioned...

  • paulmandlankosi - 2012-01-29 15:19

    Well done SAPS

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-01-29 15:25

    Was been!? I thought journos had perfect grammar.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-29 15:40

    The government must do more to protect farmers and people living plots, this is getting way out of control RIP, condolences to the family and friends.

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