Second man held for North West killing

2013-03-19 18:19
(Picture: Supplied)

(Picture: Supplied)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A second man was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the killing of a Ventersdorp farmer, North West police said.

The two men, 21 and 22-years-old, were expected to appear in the town's Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, said police spokesperson Thulani Ngubane.

A third man, who was not involved in the crime, was questioned by police.

"Police have arrested the second suspect who was linked to the murder, attempted murder and house robbery that happened on Sunday at Sterkstroom outside Ventersdorp," said Ngubane.

"The 21-year-old was arrested today, 19 March [Tuesday], around 09:15, in Extension Five in Khuma township near Klerksdorp, while hiding at his aunt's house."

Ventersdorp police tracked down the 21-year-old and asked Khuma police for assistance.

The 22-year-old man, who lived close to the farm, was arrested on Sunday night around 23:00 after a tip-off.

He was allegedly seen with stolen items and found in possession of three firearms, a digital camera and knives, all of which were confiscated by police.

The 67-year-old farmer was attacked outside his farmhouse on Sunday morning.

He was struck over the head and dragged into the house.

The attackers then found his 64-year-old wife and attacked her.

It was believed they also raped her.

The men tied her up and fled with two cellphones.

She managed to free herself and found help on a neighbouring farm.

The farmer died on the scene.

His wife was recovering in hospital in Klerksdorp.

Read more on:    mahikeng

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.