On Sunday, 5 September 2021, a house robbery was reported on a farm outside of Kinkelbos, Eastern Cape. The 55-year-old farm owner was shot and killed while his son was injured.
Three armed men suspect to farm owner killing
Police are currently on the hunt for at least three armed men who were allegedly involved in the farmhouse invasion.
At 18:40 on Sunday, police were called out to a house robbery scene on the farm near route R72 Alexandria. As police arrived, they were met with the body of the farm owner who sustained a gunshot wound in the upper body was declared dead. His 30-year-old son was reportedly shot during the attack and sustained a gunshot wound in the upper body. The injured son and his mother, who had unknown injuries, were rushed to the nearest hospital.
Details of the incident are still unclear
According to police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli, the details of the incident are hazy as the victims are still in shock and in hospital. At this stage, police are investigating a case of murder with additional charges of attempted murder and house robbery for further investigation.
Police are urging anyone who might have information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to come forward. Anyone with information can contact the nearest police station or Crime Stop via 08600 10111.