Second man arrested for farmer’s murder

July 11 2009 at 01:47PM

A second man has been arrested for the murder of a farmer in Rietvlei, KwaZulu Natal police said on Saturday.

A 28-year old man was arrested in Durban on Thursday for the May 13 murder of Alan Rowe, said Superintendent Henry Budhram.

Rowe, 57, was returning from a visit to another farmer in the area. As he drove his bakkie towards a shed on his farm, he was shot twice in the torso.

“The deceased then climbed out of his vehicle and tried to get to his house but collapsed a few meters away, where he later died,” said Budhram.

At the time, police said a disputed land claim was a possible motive for Rowe’s murder.

This follows the arrest of Busane Machunamahle Mchunu on May 21. Police are still searching for a third suspect.

The 28-year old man will appear in Greytown Magistrates’ court on Monday. – Sapa



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