farm murders

Seven people were murdered at a farm near Kestell, Free State. Image: Unsplash.

Farm murder: Man shot dead on his farm in Kraaifontein

A 54-year-old man was shot dead at his home on Thursday. According to police the farm murder occurred in Kraaifontein, Cape Town.

farm murders

Seven people were murdered at a farm near Kestell, Free State. Image: Unsplash.

A 54-year-old man was murdered on a farm in Klipheuwel Road outside Durbanville in Cape Town on Thursday night. Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed the farm murder occurred in Kraaifontein on 29 April.

“Kraaifontein police are investigating a murder case after a shooting incident on Thursday evening at about 20:25 on a farm in Kraaifontein, where a 54-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded in his home on the farm.”

Circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting is still under investigation.

“The motive for the murder is unknown. Anyone with any information about this incident is kindly requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111,” he said.


In another farm murder last week Trevor Murphy, 55, was attacked and stabbed multiple times at his home on Wendover Farm in Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal.

Murphy was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on 23 April. Police later arrested five suspects, aged between 25 and 47, for robbery and murder.

Last week Mpumalanga police launched a manhunt to find the suspects in connection with the tragic death of a mother and son on their farm outside Nelspruit on Saturday, 24 April. The victims in that farm murder was later identified as Anna-Marie Botha and her son from Valley Farm outside Nelspruit.


Police management has expressed their concern over the “senseless killing” taking place in the farming sector.

“Management indicated that this unfortunate incident occurred during the time whilst the country is still in shock after two people were recently murdered in Piet Retief,” Mdhluli said last week.

Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Phahla, said farm murders should stop immediately as its one of the sectors boosting the economy.

“Even during the hard Lockdown, the sector was allowed to continue working so that there is no shortage of food as well as other supplies. All relevant resources in terms of the 72 Activation Plan have been mobilised and a solid investigation team has been established to bring the perpetrators to book,” said Phahla.

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