Farm Murders Continue In South Africa As 9-Year-Old And Family Members Bludgeoned To Death

Jinger Jarrett

The number of farm murders in South Africa increased when another four people were bludgeoned to death. The attackers killed a 73-year-old man, his son, his son's fiancée, and a 9-year-old girl. So far, no arrests have been made in the murders, although police have asked the public to get involved so that the perpetrators can be found and arrests made.

News 24 reported that the investigations were continuing. A police spokesperson said the 73-year-old was visiting from the United Kingdom.

"The 73-year-old male was allegedly visiting South Africa after his family emigrated to the United Kingdom a few years back."

The 46-year -old fiancée was found in a partially-built house on the premises. Police had to deploy K9 units in order to find the 42-year-old man's body. It was later found in a grove on the property. The only thing taken was the family's vehicle, a Mercedes SUV, which was later found in Greenhills area, 40 kilometers from Doornfontein.

— Marco Cochi (@afrofocus) February 4, 2016

SABC reported that the police have made an appeal on for information on the Randfontein murders since no suspects have been taken into custody. Police spokesperson Appel Ernst said they were asking people from the area to help.

"We asked the people from our area to assist us, and at 15h00 we were able to find the body of the 42 year old male and close the house there were three other bodies."

— PJ66 (@PJ66) March 2, 2016

"We extend our condolences to the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives in this outrageous incident and condemn in the strongest terms possible the callous murders."
"Ignoring the speed at which detectives, police air wing, dog, and diving police units, including forensic investigators and private security companies, were mobilised for the manhunt flies in the face of objective criticism and demoralises the efforts of law enforcement."

— Willem Wagener (@WillemWagener13) February 11, 2016