- A farmer and son have been taken into custody in connection with an alleged murder that took place on Friday
- Two men were allegedly shot and killed in a scuffle with the farm owner and his son
- The men had approached the farm looking for work but were turned away, they returned for their friend at which point the situation escalated into violence
A farmer and his son have been taken into custody following the alleged murder of two job seekers on their property.
A total of four suspects were taken into custody, the father and son among them. They will appear before the court on Monday, 12 April.
The suspects have been charged with two counts of murder and assault.
On Friday, in Dirkieskop three men approached a farm with the intent of gaining employment. According to reports, the farm owner told the men that their services are not needed.
Mpumalanga police spokesperson Colonel Donald Mdhluli said that the men left the farm but soon realised that one of them was missing.
They returned to the farm and found that their friend was being held by the farmer.
A fight broke out and two of the men were allegedly shot and killed while three others sustained serious injuries.
Earlier, Briefly News reported that South African police officers arrested seven suspects following a brazen robbery in Hout Bay. The suspects broke into a retail chain store and made off with perfume and men's cologne.
The police responded rapidly and a chase ensued following by a shootout where three suspects were arrested after they fled the scene on foot and in a Quantum vehicle with fraudulent license plates.
Two more suspects were arrested by security officers and the SAPS K9 unit arrested another two suspects who also recovered firearm and ammunition as well as housebreaking tools, cell phones and stolen property.
In other news, South African police were attacked when they tried to confiscate liquor from an unlicensed liquor outlet in Muldersdrift.
The suspect running the establishment will be charged with contravening the Gauteng Liquor Board legislation for trading in liquor without a licence.
The suspect will also be charged with contravening the Disaster Management Act for selling alcohol after 23:00.
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