Former employee held for Free State farm attack

2015-07-13 17:10

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Cape Town - A former employee of a Free State farmer and his wife has been arrested in connection with their shooting, which left them critically injured, police said on Monday.

The 38-year-old man was arrested on Sunday evening in the Vrede area, said Constable Maselela Langa. An alleged accomplice was still on the loose.

Johannes and Rita Kritzinger, both in their 70s, were shot at Brakdam farm, although it was still not clear what time it happened.

“They took a .38 revolver, a cellphone and cash. We established that the couple were coming from church so the suspect was already in the house by then,” Langa said.

The man would appear in the Vrede Magistrate’s Court soon on charges including attempted murder.

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