Police fails to investigate farm murder

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AfriForum filed a complaint with the Mpumalanga Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Ntobela, against the Leslie Police Station near Leandra that has yet to start an investigation into the gruesome murder of farmer Tony Naudé (64) earlier this year.

Naudé was murdered on 26 February 2014 on the farm, Watervalshoek, and his body was found by his neighbour the next day, following a phone call from Naudé’s son, Mario, who couldn’t get hold of his father.

His body was found near his house along with the suspected murder weapon, a brick covered in blood with what looked like the hair of the victim, just a few metres away. The bruises found on Naudé’s hands indicated that he was probably attempting to shield himself from the weapon used by the attackers. A post-mortem confirmed the date on which Naudé was killed.

Ian Cameron, Head of Community Safety at AfriForum explained that a General Kekana, who was at the scene when the body was discovered, told the victim’s family that the case will be top priority and investigated by the Organised Crime Unit. The case was then handed over to Constable Shabangu from the Leslie Police Station, and since then, nothing happened…

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