Farm murder of Pieter and Eddie Hills: 1 Accused was a parolee who only did half his sentence

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Farm murder of Pieter and Eddie Hills: 1 Accused was a parolee who only did half his sentence
Farm murder of Pieter and Eddie Hills: 1 Accused was a parolee who only did half his sentence

One of Pieter and Eddie Hills’s murderers were released on parole 10 months ago after serving just over half of his sentence of 25 years for robbery with aggravated circumstances. A social worker handed in a report to a parole committee which stated that Moeketsi Maluka (34) is reformed and has regret for the criminal deed he has done. Maluka was sent to jail in 2007.

He was released in February of this year and 10 months later, on 5 November , he was one of 4 farm attackers who shot Pieter dead and seriously wounded his son Eddie on the farm Zwartpan at Hennenman. Eddie died from his injuries the next week.

Patrick Bochedi (36), whose mother works on the farm, and Mojalefa Modise (38) are the other accused in the case. One other suspect hanged himself in the cells.

Bochedi and another suspect not involved in the double murders are also accused of another case of stock theft on the farm Zwartpan which happened on 28 October.

The accused in the Hills double murder will appear again on 18 January 2021. The murders of Pieter and Eddie were 2 of 8 farm murders which happened in the Free State in 2 months.

Read about more farm attacks here

Read: Farm murder: Farmer (56) shot dead, son (26) in critical condition, Hennenman

Read: Hennenman farm murder: 4 Attackers arrested, 1 hangs himself in police cell

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