Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Youth charged with killing farmer after "Argument"
A 17-year-old youth has been arrested for the murder of a farmer in Merweville, in the Western Cape, police said on Tuesday.
Frederick Snyders, 35, and his wife were sitting on their porch when one of their farm workers walked up to them on Monday evening, he allegedly took the deceased's rifle out of his truck which was was parked outside and suddenly fired a shot in his direction, killing him instantly with a single gunshot to his head.
The youth fired further shots at the farmer's wife but missed. According to the report the alleged killer later handed over the rifle to the wife before handing himself over to the police.
The youth apparently worked on the farm at the time of the incident and police believe the motive for this murder was "an argument" between the farmer and the youth on Monday afternoon,