Farmer, son arrested after two job seekers shot dead on Mpumalanga farm

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  • Four suspects aged aged between 25 and 53 are because of seem earlier than the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 12 April 2021.
  • The males are going through two counts of homicide following an incident which befell at a farm in Dirkieskop on Friday 09 April 2021.
  • Mpumalanga police have confirmed that the two deceased have been job seekers, whereas the suspects embody the farm proprietor and his son.

A Mpumalanga farmer and his son have been arrested for allegedly killing two job seekers and injuring one other after a scuffle broke out on a farm when a gaggle of males went to hunt seasonal work. 

The father and son are a part of a gaggle of 4 suspects, aged between 25 and 53, who’re because of seem earlier than the Piet Retief Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 12 April 2021. 

They are going through two counts of homicide and a further cost of assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily hurt regarding the alleged assault of one other man.

This incident occurred on a farm in Dirkieskop on Friday.

Mpumalanga police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli stated the courtroom look stems from an incident by which a gaggle of males are stated to have gone to the farm proprietor to hunt employment as seasonal staff.

Allegedly the farm proprietor knowledgeable the lads that they weren’t welcome on his premises. 

According to Mdhluli, the job seekers then determined to depart the farm, however later realised that one in every of them had been left behind.

He stated they then went again solely to seek out that he was being stored on the farm by the suspects. 


Apparently as the lads demanded that they let him go, a scuffle broke out throughout which two males have been reportedly shot and killed on the scene. 

Three different males are stated to have additionally sustained critical accidents.

Mdhluli confirmed to News24 that the two males who have been murdered have been job seekers and that two of the suspects are the farmer and his son.

Police have been knowledgeable concerning the incident and upon arrival, they discovered the two teams and two lifeless our bodies, stated Mdhluli. 

The police opened a case accordingly and instantly started their investigation whereupon the 4 suspects have been arrested stated Mdhluli. 

Mdhluli stated two firearms have been additionally confiscated and they’re going to kind a part of the investigation. 

“The police management in the province has strongly condemned the incident and has since called for calm. They made a plea to members of the public to refrain from using violence in resolving issues. A team of experts has already been established to investigate the case. Police has also asked members of the community to allow space for the law to take its course,” stated Mdhluli.

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