Phone, jacket taken from murdered farmer

2012-09-12 09:02

Durban - A 73-year-old KwaZulu-Natal farmer was brutally murdered for his cellphone and his jacket, a local court has heard.

Andrew Walford testified in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg and told how he found his brother Charles’s body on the morning of 4 July 2010, reported the Daily News.

Charles Wolford had been beaten to death on his smallholding, allegedly by former employee Trust Sibanda, who is now 19.

After the murder Sibanda allegedly stole his cellphone and jacket.  

Walford testified how he and his sister had been trying in vain to get a hold of their brother on the morning of 3 July.

Eventually he drove out to his brother’s smallholding in Peacevale to check on him.  The gates were locked and he had to jump over to get in.

He saw the lights were on in his brother’s workshop and knew something was wrong.  

Along with his brother’s neighbour, they searched the property until they saw something under a tree and found his brother’s body.

  • NERD - 2012-09-12 09:34

    1 murdered farmer = 10+ families without any form of income.... Stop all the murders, this is just too much....

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-12 09:37

    Another farmer murdered so unnessecarily for a mere jacket and cellphones. Fine government we have!!!!!! Non-governance because they are all totally incapable gravy train passengers who do not give a continental SH*T about anyone but themselves. Government is a laugh, police force is a laugh, army is a laugh, service delivery is a laugh.....we are living in a comedy country. Time to bring back the death sentence, clear all to rot out of our prisons. This government will never regain control of SA's crime rate. Under ANC governance it can and will only get worse and worse......................kinda feels like we are doomed!

  • iceman196 - 2012-09-12 09:40

    well done fat infant, this is your doing, why dont you tell your criminal followers to jump off the carlton centre (whats left of it) they just as stupid as you and will obey your every wish

  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-12 09:41

    Trust.......irony at it's best......and sadest.

  • michael.barns.1 - 2012-09-12 09:45

    I remember Piet Byleveld's book on murderers in South Africa, im a bit sketchy on the exact details but he said something on the lines of, one of the most dangerous things to do in this country is get into a wage dispute with your workers, you know which workers im talking about I just cant say it otherwise News24 will remove my comment. Will this country and its people ever change? Well.... this is Africa, so im thinking not any time soon, sad.

  • erneyb - 2012-09-12 09:53

    LIFE, for certain groups in our society has little or no value and they treat life as if it is a disposable commodity (a plastic bag). This sensless killings of vulnerable people has turned me into an angry, bitter person towards certain groups in South Africa.

  • lodewyk.fred - 2012-09-12 10:00

    So is this a murder on a farm, or a farm murder?

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-12 10:04

    A miserable jacket and a cell phone...........this is what they murdered the poor old guy for. Really seems barbaric is an inherited gene. Old folks are just sitting ducks for these barbarians. It will take years to convict him and then he will be given a pardon.

  • matome.matlakala1 - 2012-09-12 13:56

    guys please let stop killing other pleople this i wrong.please love life

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