It is a double farm murder now. Eddie Hills (26), who was critically injured in a farm attack on Thursday evening, 6 November 2020, between 03:00 and 05:00, on Zwartpan farm, just out side Hennenman, in the Free State province of South Africa, was declared brain dead in the Milpark hospital in Gauteng on Monday evening 9 November 2020. His father Pieter was also shot and killed during the attack.
Eddie would have been paralyzed if he did not pass away because his neck vertebrae were damaged when he was shot in his neck. He was also stabbed in his lung. The attackers shot his father in the head execution style.
Antoinette, Pieter’s wife was visiting her daughter in Gauteng at the time of the attack, had she not been there it would most probably have been a triple murder. A farm worker, Anna Bochedi, discovered the two men, with Eddie barely alive, on Friday morning after Antoinette could not get hold of them on their phones.
One suspect has appeared in court on Monday in connection with the murders. His name is Patrick Bochedi so he is most likely family of Anna Bochedi and he most likely worked on the farm.
The farm Zwartpan, where the attack took place, has been in the possession of the Hills family for generations. Zwartpan was a successful and productive farm in the district.
Another young life taken away, another young man who will never marry and have children and live a full and productive life. They are taking us out one after another, what can this be called, if not called a slow genocide?
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