Triple farm murder: Grisly scene of hacked parents and grandfather, Bishopstowe

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Triple farm murder: Grisly scene of hacked parents and grandfather, Bishopstowe
Triple farm murder: Grisly scene of hacked parents and grandfather, Bishopstowe

A triple farm murder took place on 14 December 2020, between 18:00 and 19:00, at the Hoegelee Farm in Bishopstowe, near Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. There was a report of a fire on the farm and the son of the murdered parents, Mark, had gone to the farm after his father was not answering his phone. It was then that he made the gruesome discovery.

On his arrival at the main house he discovered the bodies of his mother, Glynis De Bruin (60) and his grandfather, Colin De Bruin (84). They were both chopped with an unknown instrument. He shouted for his father but there was no response. He went to the workshop and found his father, Daniel De Bruin laying in pool of blood. He was also chopped with an unknown instrument.

A multidisciplinary team consisting of CI, K9, Station members and Provincial Organised Crime Investigation members was put in place to work throughout the night processing the crime scene, obtaining witnesses statements and tracing the suspects.

In early hours of 15 December 2020, at about 02:00 two suspects, Thembelani and Lezo, were arrested at Swapo informal settlement. The two are reported to have worked on the farm as cane cutters. There is no other information available at this stage.

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