Iconic SA strawberry farm owner murdered on his wife's birthday

Iconic SA strawberry farm owner murdered on his wife's birthday

- A popular strawberry farmer from Stellenbosch was murdered on his farm this weekend

- The incident took place when Jeffrey Zetler was about to drive his workers home

- Four men approached them and forced the farmer to take them to his office

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The Stellenbosch community was left in shock when they learned that one of their beloved farmers was murdered during a robbery on his wife Beverley's 59th birthday.

The owner of the very popular Mooiberge Strawberry Farm Stall, Jeffrey Zetler, was stabbed to death on Saturday after 4 men robbed him.

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The South African reported that the men showed up when Jeffrey was going to give some of his workers a ride home after he paid their wages. One man was armed with a gun and another had a knife.

They ordered the workers off the vehicle and told Jeffrey to take them to his office and open his safe. Jeffrey was known to be a successful farmer and that his strawberry farms produced more than half of the market share of strawberries.

Briefly.co.za learned that ER24 confirmed that they responded to a scene where a 62-year-old man passed away because of stab wounds.

Jeffrey's wife is receiving counselling and the family got together to support her and her daughters.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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