Murder SAPS

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has published the latest crime stats for the first quarter of 2022/23 – and they are shocking! PHOTO: Flickr

Farmworker allegedly strangled woman after being caught ‘going through drawers’

‘She was inside the house when she allegedly came across a farmworker going through drawers. Upon seeing her, the suspect grabbed, strangled and assaulted her then fled the scene,’ said police.

Murder SAPS

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has published the latest crime stats for the first quarter of 2022/23 – and they are shocking! PHOTO: Flickr

A 39-year-old Free State farmworker was arrested for alleged attempted murder on Thursday, 14 July. The incident reportedly took place on a Trompsburg farm on Monday.

FARMWORKER NABBED FOR ALLEGED ATTEMPTED MURDER

South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Warrant Officer Loraine Earle said a 62-year-old woman was attacked by a farmworker at approximately 17:00 on Monday.

“She was inside the house when she allegedly came across a farmworker going through drawers.  Upon seeing her, the suspect grabbed, strangled and assaulted her then fled the scene,” said Earle.

The woman was taken to a Bloemfontein hospital for medical treatment. Meanwhile, an attempted murder case was opened for investigation and a multi-disciplinary team from Trompsburg, Springfontein and Colesberg launched a manhunt for the suspect.

The farmworker was arrested in the Colesberg district on Thursday. He is expected to appear before the Trompsburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 18 July, on a charge of attempted murder.

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