Yet another FARM MURDER – Swartwater, Limpopo….

Monday morning 2 March 2015

The Police are investigating a case of murder after the body of Louis-John Botha (64) was found in a water pit on his farm in Gwelo, near Swartwater, Limpopo.


Col. Ronel Otto, provincial police spokesman, told Maroela Media that Botha was alone on his farm this weekend. His friends became worried when they had not been able to get hold of him.

By Sunday nobody had heard from him and called his neighbors to ask if they can go and investigate,” said Otto.

She said when the neighbor arrived on Sunday at Botha’s house, the house was open. There was no sign of Botha. The safe was open and there was blood in the house.

A search for Botha was launched immediately. His body was found early Monday morning in a water pit, about 200 meters from his house. It is not yet clear how he was killed.

Otto said it is suspected at this stage that the cash and firearms from the safe is missing. “It is not immediately known how many suspects were involved in the murder. According footprints at the scene, we believe there were three suspects, she added.

The investigation is ongoing. No one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Botha’s son, Louis-John Jr., Died on the 24 April 2014 In a plane crash.

Article translated from Afrikaans

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