Why would so called “robbers” gruesomely slit the throats of someone already neutralized with their hands tied? The names of the 2 white farmers who were found murdered on a smallholding at Maclear in the Eastern Cape, have been released. They were Eugene Peter du Plessis (54) and Sidwell Pepper (44). Du Plessis was the owner there and farmed on a small scale and Pepper was a friend who was visiting him.
They were found with hands tied and throats slit on Monday by Police members who went there to investigate after they were informed by neighbours that Du Plessis was last seen alive last week.
Police discovered a gruesome scene and there were signs of horrific violence. Police had to force the door of the house open before discovering the bodies.
Police made 3 arrests in connection with the murder on the same day. A TV set and cash were found in the possession of the accused.
Police say they suspect the motive was house robbery, but once again, why would “robbers” gruesomely slit the throats of someone who has their hands tied and are already neutralised? The 3 accused Andile Poni (40), Nkosivumile Mrwetyana( 40) and a 17 year old youth appeared in court but the case was postponed.