Durban – Six people have been arrested for the murder of 67-year-old farmer Anton Phillip Verwey in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.
He was found lying on his stomach with two open wounds to the abdomen early on Monday, Major Thulani Zwane said. Six people, aged between 14 and 24, were apprehended, Zwane said.
Magma Security spokesperson Shaheen Suleiman said that, along with Ixopo police and the Kokstad dog unit, they had arrested the first suspect within four hours of the murder.
The group was allegedly found in possession of Verwey’s two bicycles, plasma TV, computer, laptop, cellphones and other belongings, Zwane said.
Ixopo police were investigating charges of murder and house robbery. KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni condemned the attack and praised Ixopo police for their quick response.