Guard due in court over Tarlton tractor driver's shooting

2018-01-15 05:21
Aron Mutavhatsindi, 42, who was shot and killed by a security guard near Matshelapad. (Supplied)

Aron Mutavhatsindi, 42, who was shot and killed by a security guard near Matshelapad. (Supplied)

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'Those white men didn't have to shoot him' - community member where farm worker was murdered

2018-01-10 13:46

A farm worker was shot and killed on January 6 in Matshelapad, Krugersdorp for allegedly stealing a tractor. News24 visited Matshelapad and spoke to members of the community about what transpired that day. Watch. WATCH

Johannesburg - A security guard is expected to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of Tarlton tractor driver Aron Mutavhatsindi.

He was shot and killed in an open field near the informal settlement Matshelapad, outside Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg, on January 6.

Forty-two-year-old Mutavhatsindi worked at the Bartlet Poultry Farm.

The farm's general manager, Peter Bartlet, said last Tuesday the company's staff and owners were deeply saddened by the incident and vowed to work with the police to assist them with their investigation.

News24 reported last week that Mutavhatsindi's nephew, Ramashia Ebraimy, who witnessed his uncle's killing, saw two vans following his uncle on the tractor.

A man got out of one of the vans and allegedly shot his uncle, who died.

Police initially said he had been shot by a farm owner, but it later emerged that the suspect was a security guard.

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