KZN farm murder suspect held

Pietermaritzburg - Police have arrested a man for the murder of farmer Peter Hackland, 61, in Carisbrook, Ixopo, on 7 May 2013.

Sources said the police were on the trail of a second suspect.

“They only arrested one person. They know who the second person is and they are after him,” said the source.

Hackland was contemplating retirement when he was shot dead in his house by two men pretending to be job hunters.

They accosted his daughter and domestic helper while Hackland was working on the farm.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said police believe the motive for Hackland’s murder was robbery, as the men took cash before fleeing.

The arrested man is expected to appear in the Ixopo Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

News of the arrest was welcomed by the Ixopo Farmers’ Association and Kwanalu.

 
André C A Jacobs 2013-05-15 08:12:52 AM
Give them life and throw the keys away
PointBlank 2013-05-15 08:30:19 AM
One of my best friends was also murdered on his farm in this area... 27, in the prime of his life... for what?
Franky Mark 2013-05-15 08:36:05 AM
Quick survey Thumb's up DEATH Penalty -- Thumbs down for JAIL !
Hans Onrust 2013-05-15 08:47:49 AM
These raping and cheating useless pain in the ass cowards pretending to be job hunters in an ANC 'failed state' pretending to maintain the rule of law(too little too late) When is this 'state' picking up responsibilities. What has this 'struggle' turned into apart from hundreds of thousands murders and millions of rapes ignored by a bunch of self enriching corrupt ANC members walking around in quasi nice suits as if they are descent gentlemen.
stephan.butler.14 2013-05-15 09:20:02 AM
People. According to Mr Zuma farm murders don't happen and don't exist. Remember he always says South Africa is safe and farm owners is safe. And if white farmers get killed they say we are just being racists comlainig and making false stories. I know lots of farmers and have known lots that were murdered on their farms a guess what Government do care and give a damn. Thank u Mr Zuma and ur ANC for killing us farmers one by one. South Africa is slowly becoming poor and a useless country like the rest of Africa.
Cane Corso 2013-05-15 09:25:51 AM
Make them work in chains for life, until they drop dead. That way they feed and clothe themselves and the poor and you don't become a murderer. Better ways of dealing with the scum without becoming just as immoral by executing them.
Cane Corso 2013-05-15 09:27:12 AM
Make them work in chains for life, until they drop dead. That way they feed and clothe themselves and the poor and you don't become a murderer. Better ways of dealing with the scum without becoming just as immoral by executing them.
Menzi Mnandi Phewa 2013-05-15 11:50:28 AM
simple hang them all we tired of people killing our farmers
Wayne Murphy 2013-05-16 11:46:08 AM
Killing of the farming community or driving them of their land will come back and haunt SA, making food unaffordable, creating more unemployment and loss of tax revenue. Only have to look north, tobacco was there biggest export earner, today ? The question is when will people realize that the current situation is not sustainable, there will be no future for any south african if this continues.
MinaMoo 2013-05-16 11:53:20 AM
Hang the b@stard!