Two years after a farmer and one of the attackers were killed during a farm attack, a suspect could be linked to the attack through DNA evidence.
Mr. Mark Regal (50) was shot dead on his father’s farm, when two assailants struck on 11 November 2020.
One of the attackers was shot and died at the scene.
A case of murder was registered for further investigation and taken over by Lieutenant Colonel James Mahlatsi of the Provincial Organized Crime.
After a tireless investigation into the murder, the suspect could be identified and linked to the crime scene through DNA.
A 45-year-old suspect was traced, and it was found that he was still an awaiting trial prisoner in a business robbery committed in Odendaalsrus.
He has been in detention since 2021 for the business robbery.
Lt Col Mahlatsi arrested and charged the suspect with the murder of the late Mr. Regal and the suspect appeared on the said charge in the Welkom Magistrate Court on 26 May 2023.
The case against Khulekani Kaizer Mthethwa (45) was postponed till 2 June 2023 for bail application.
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