June 26, 2019
Veronica and Louis Petrus van der Berg.
Imagine what these African courtrooms are like, with the negro judges and jurors and so on.
Most of the people in the room will probably agree with what the defendant did.
A 21-year-old man is expected to appear in the Maclear Magistrate’s Court on Thursday in connection to the murder of a 76-year-old farm owner, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation — commonly known as the Hawks — in the Eastern Cape said.
Spokesperson, Captain Anelisa Feni, said it was alleged that Cebo Andile Mgabashe was a part of a five-man gang who allegedly murdered Louis Petrus van der Berg.
The group also attempted to murder of his wife Veronica van der Berg and stole a firearm, an undisclosed amount of money and the couple’s cellphones.
Five men allegedly went to the Van der Berg’s farm in Maclear on October 26, 2016, under the pretence that they were looking for their missing cow, Feni said.
She said the five men first met two farmworkers who introduced them to Van der Berg.
“Suddenly an argument erupted between the group of men and the 76-year-old. He was allegedly attacked with knives and a blunt object which led to his untimely death. The group turned their attention to his wife. Fortunately, she survived the attack,” Feni said.