ARREST (Himeville) Farm Murder Suspects Arrested

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Farm murder suspects arrested

Media Statement from KwaZulu Natal Media Centre

Corporate Communication

South African Police Service

21 October 2013

The hard work and determination by Himeville SAPS members paid off when they arrested three wanted suspects at Nkwezela area, Bulwer for murdering an Underberg farm owner. On 17 October 2013 the deceased Dan Knight (56) was at his home with his wife when the suspects appeared out from nowhere and attacked them. They tied the victim’s feet, hands, mouth and was also assaulted him. The suspects also locked his wife in the toilet.

The wife managed to escape unharmed through the window and later reported the matter to her neighbours who alerted the police. By the time police and neigbours went back to the house the suspects were already gone and the Dan Knight was assaulted to death. The suspects took two vehicles, Toyota Land Cruiser, Isuzu Bakkie, cell phone, three shot guns before they fled the scene. Through investigation the members were able to locate the whereabouts of the suspects and yesterday, 20 October 2013 they processed to Bulwer where they found the suspects at their homes in possession of items stolen during the murder and robbery and were arrested.

The arrested suspects aged 22 and 32 were charged with murder, robbery, possession of firearms and ammunition and will appear tomorrow, 22 October in the Himeville Magistrates Court. The KwaZulu Natal Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended the members of Himeville for the speedy arrest of the suspects and the recovery of stolen goods.


Media Enquiries:

Captain Thulani Zwane

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KwaZulu-Natal: Media Centre

South African Police Service

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