Thursday, 2 December 2010

Six held after farm family murder

Six people have been arrested and are being questioned over the brutal murder of a Lindley family.

Attie Potgieter, his wife Wilma and their three year old daughter Willemien were found murdered on their farm on Thursday morning. The South African farmer, in his 40s, had been attacked with a panga (machete), while his wife and infant daughter were shot.

Three of the suspects were arrested on the farm, while other three were picked up in the town of Lindley, Makhele said.

Most of the suspects are in their early twenties.

The commercial farming body, Free State Agriculture has condemned the killings with Free State Agriculture chief executive, Henk Vermeulen calling it senseless murder.

Lindley is a small town situated on the banks of the Vals River in the eastern Free State which was established by an American Presbyterian missionary named Daniel Lindley, who was the first ordained minister to the Voortrekkers in Natal.

The settlement of Lindley was laid out in 1875 on the farm Brandhoek and was proclaimed a town in 1878.

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3 comments:

Macaw said...

Nothing mentioned in the English newspapers, but the Afrikaans newspaper "Beeld" has it as front page news.

It is sick, sick, sick. This country is headed one way and it is not up.

Anonymous said...

The little girl was shot in a storeroom execution style in the back of the head and then dumped with her mother who had also been shot in the back of the head. This is the type plain brutal murder that occurs almost every day. All kinds of excuses will be dished up by the spindoctors, but the fact is the people live in a kleptocracy and a murderocracy in this country.

Anonymous said...

Fucking kaffirs.