KZN Farmer Left Wheelchair Bound After Previous Attack, Found Dead

KZN Farmer Left Wheelchair Bound After Previous Attack, Found Dead

- A 46-year-old wheelchair-bound KwaZulu-Natal man was found brutally murdered in his bedroom

- Neil McKay was left disabled after a farm attack around 20 years ago before being killed in a second attack over the weekend

- Reports say that the attacker/s may have been watching McKay as he was killed shortly after farm staff left the property

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Neil McKay was left disabled after being shot in a farm attack around 20 years ago. His body was recently found with strangulation marks around his neck with his hands tied in another alleged farm attack.

Reports say that the attackers who had crippled McKay had never faced justice for their crimes. According to DA MP Alf Lees, McKay was a "gentle and friendly" man who did not own a firearm even though he lived alone on a farm.

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McKay was just 46 years old at the time of his death. Reports say that McKay's elderly mother found him early on Saturday morning in his bedroom.

KZN farmer, wheelchair bound after previous attack, found dead
A 46-year-old wheelchair-bound KZN farmer was found dead with strangulation marks on his neck over the weekend. Image: Andreas Gebert/Bloomberg and ALEXANDER JOE/AFP
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A report by IOL stated that Lees spoke about the attackers killing McKay in his office (which is in a farm shed). Lees believes that whoever killed McKay had been watching him as they waited for the farm manager and other staff to leave for their homes before the brutal attack.

Lees stated that the safe was cleaned out before McKay was dragged to his bedroom and killed. Lees added that McKay's dogs did all they could and were left injured.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala revealed that a case of murder was being investigated, this is according to a report by TimesLIVE. Gwala confirmed that McKay had been attacked at another farm a number of years ago.

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In other news, Briefly News reported that a farmer and his son were arrested for allegedly killing two job seekers. 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.

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