Farm murder of Bill Theron (85) – 4 attackers tracked down

South African Police Service

Farm murder of Bill Theron (85) - 4 attackers tracked down
Farm murder of Bill Theron (85) - 4 attackers tracked down

Four suspects aged between 32 and 38 are due to appear before the New Hanover Magistrates Court on 21 December 2020, for the murder of a farmer.

On 12 December 2020 at 16:20, the suspects entered a farm on Ottos Bluff in Cramond and attacked an 85-year-old farmer, Bill Theron. He sustained an open wound on his head and was declared dead at the scene. The suspects fled the scene after an incident. Nothing was taken from the house.

A case of murder was opened for investigation by Cramond SAPS. The docket was allocated to the Provincial Organised Crime who took over the investigation. On 18 December 2020 at 22:00, the Provincial Organised Crime Unit, Pietermaritzburg Cluster Task Team and Magma Security conducted a multi-disciplinary operation and traced all the suspects involved in the murder of the elderly man.

Four suspects were arrested in the Cramond area. A bush knife suspected to be used in the commission of the offence was found in suspect’s possession.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the team for the speedy arrest of the suspects involved in the murder of the elderly man.

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