3 held for Limpopo farm killing

Johannesburg - Three men have been arrested for allegedly killing a 79-year-old pensioner on a farm in Lephalale, Limpopo police said on Tuesday.

The men were arrested on Monday for allegedly killing Koos Jonker, police spokesperson Ronel Otto said.

He was found dead on his bathroom floor on 3 August, in the quarters he rented on the farm.

"His hands and feet were tied up and he had severe assault wounds on his head," said Otto.

The men would appear in the Lephalale Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of murder and housebreaking.

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John Stoltz 2014/08/12 04:40:58 PM
Imagine being a father and bragging with your children "Hi kids, today we assaulted and killed a 79 year old man"! "I hope you are proud of me"! Mr Prez, you will not rid this beautiful country from these vermin without the death penalty!! Wake up and start leading this country to better pastures!!
Dan Butler 2014/08/12 04:47:32 PM
Bring back the death penalty!!!!
Rentius Breet 2014/08/12 04:58:37 PM
After reading this I thought to myself "Just another farm killing/murder". But the way this was portrayed and delivered to the reader was just cold, it almost feels like the country has come to make peace with THIS problem, and that friends, is sickening.
Themba Mzukulwane Ka-Ndlavele Thela 2014/08/12 05:02:30 PM
Mmmh 3 in 1....mxm,you know it doesn't help anyway they are going to get free stay and s**t in there....what is gov sayn abt capital punishment?
Aniza Nieuwoudt Miller 2014/08/12 05:04:56 PM
Cowards. Absolute cowards. What change does a 79 yr old man stand.
Rocky Bell 2014/08/12 05:29:34 PM
NEWS24 Up/down Thumbs are manipulated by a troll. Pleez remove this commentator. It makes a mockery of the comments section on N24
Mzee Antoni 2014/08/12 05:42:11 PM
I knew this one would make the pinkies sick just by reading the terms ''farm'' , 'kill'
Lungani Hlongwa 2014/08/12 06:08:39 PM
A more musical title would be "3 killed for Limpopo farm killing". ANC needs to catch a wake up and do something about this. We want to read news articles like: "SA rated the safest country in the world" "Bafana Bafana sinks Germany" "Julius Malema marries a white woman" "The Rand overpowers the dollar" "JZ is the poorest president in the world" "US army no match for SANDF"....etc etc
Omnivore 2014/08/12 06:27:52 PM
I'm loving this thumbs-down idiot who thinks he's somehow doing something constructive with his time. You amuse me, loser.
Andries Rantesi 2014/08/12 07:58:44 PM
He paid for his sins