Farmer shot dead in Cloetesville
By Lelethu Mquqo
18 February 2011
A 44 year old farmer from Cloetesville was shot and killed in a possible attempt to commit an armed robbery at his house.
The victim, who was armed with a shotgun, investigated a disturbance caused by intruders on his farm when he was confronted by at least two armed suspects.
After shots were exchanged between the suspects and the victim, he died as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest.
His wife and two children escaped the ordeal unharmed.
Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut says the suspects fled empty handed, leaving behind a possible blood trail, suggesting that one of the suspects could have been wounded.
Traut has urged anyone who may assist with investigation to contact the investing officer, Captain Edwin Jones on 0827789952.
Alternatively Crime Stop can be contacted on 0860010111.