Police Minister Bheki Cele will visit the farm in Normandy near Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday where Glen Rafferty (63) and his wife, Vida (60), were killed on Saturday night.
According to a statement issued by Cele’s spokesperson, Lirandzu Themba, Cele will visit the farm at 11:00. During his visit he will meet with the community policing forum and farming community. Members of the media are also invited.
NewsliteSA previously reported that the couple’s bodies were found outside their farmhouse in Normandy early Sunday morning. The couple were shot dead in cold blood on Saturday night after returning from Newcastle. One of their dogs was also shot dead during the attack.
The attackers fled after the incident in the couple’s vehicle. The vehicle was later found abandoned.
No one has yet been arrested in connection with the killings.
The Rafferty couple are described as a farming couple who have been admired by the local community for their contribution to improving the lives of other people.
KwaZulu-Natal Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala has condemned the double farm murder and called on law enforcement agencies not to rest until the culprits have been arrested.
“Farm murders remain a serious source of concern in the province. The ongoing killings of farmers are contrary to the spirit of ubuntu. It is a slap in the face to the farming communities that make important contributions in the country, ”says Zikalala.
The Prime Minister calls on everyone to stand up against farm attacks and killings. He also expressed condolences on behalf of the provincial government to the couple’s family and the entire farming community.