Daughter of murdered farmer recounts deadly farm attack

Pietermaritzburg – The daughter of murdered KwaZulu-Natal sugarcane farmer Peter Hackland told the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday she was repeatedly slapped by one of the men accused of murdering her father.

Louise Hartwig said she had been partially blinded by pepper spray and while being slapped, heard a gunshot, Hackland shout, a second shot, then her 62-year-old father wail in agony, a Sapa correspondent reported.

She was giving evidence before Acting Judge Thoba Poyoo-Dlwati, who had earlier heard Nkosinathi Mngadi, 29, and Sifiso Ngubane, 24, plead not guilty to all charges.

Besides Hackland’s murder, the two men were also facing charges of aggravated robbery, and the aggravated assaults of Hartwig and Margaret Fennell, Hackland’s secretary…

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