KwaZulu-Natal police have launched a
manhunt for four men who
shot dead the wife of a farmer in Colenso on Sunday night, police
The farmer (70) was shot twice but he survived and was
hospitalised, said Superintendent Jay Naicker.
"The farmer was busy milking cows with his employees when they
were approached by four armed men who demanded cash. The wife (64)
was shot dead and he was shot twice but he survived," he said.
Naicker said the attackers did not take anything and that the
members of the Organised Crime Unit were investigating matter.
The Democratic Alliance described the incident as an act of
"The senseless murder of an elderly woman and the attack on her
husband is yet another tragedy for our country and the DA extends
its deepest condolences to the family,” said Tom Stokes, DA member
of the KwaZulu-Natal legislature.
He said the issue of farm killings was aggravated by the singing
of struggle songs that advocated the killing of farmers.
African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema
caused uproar when he sang a song which some people viewed as
advocating the killing of farmers.
"Malema's actions, along with subsequent attempts by the ANC's
Gwede Mantashe to justify his conduct, stand in stark contrast to
the pain and suffering being experienced by this family and the
many others before them,” he said.
He said the argument by the ANC that the song was merely a
preservation of struggle literature, rang hollow in the face of a
family that has lost a wife, mother and grandmother.- Sapa
|Crime Date/Time:||14 Mar 2010, 00:03 AM|
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