Farm murderer who tied 66-year-old KZN farmer to a stake before shooting him has been caught by the police

KwaZulu-Natal- Luck ran out from the robber who had previously committed murder and escaped the scene.

The  30-year-old man has been arrested on charges of murder and robbery committed at a Creighton farm in KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Wednesday.

Police arrested the suspect on Tuesday, four days after a couple at Lynn Avis Farm was accosted by three armed men, police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said.

The criminals  tied up the elderly man, before 66-year-old Peter Scott was shot dead. Scott’s first name is Campbell.

“The suspect was found at his homestead with a firearm and six rounds of ammunition, as well as property stolen from the victims’ home, including their cellphones,” Naicker said.

Manhunt for remaining suspects

“The suspect will be charged and will appear in court soon.”

Police were still on a manhunt for the remaining suspects.

Acting provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi commended those who were involved in the investigation.

“It is totally unacceptable that people are killed for items of such a low value. The police will not rest when people are killed in their own homes by greedy criminals,” he said.

“We will hunt them down and ensure that they are placed before a court to answer for their crimes.”

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