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Two employees arrested in connection with murder of three people on Bishopstowe farm

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Two men, believed to be former employees, have been arrested by the police for alleged involvement in the murder of three people from a farm in Bishoptowe, KwaZulu-Natal.

It is reported by IOL that the bodies of Daniel Debruin (58), Glynnis Debruin (60) and Collin Debruin (84) were discovered by Daniel and Glynnis’ son. The victims were found to have sustained stab wounds on their head and neck.

IOL reports that Colonel Thembeka Mbele says that two weeks ago, it is alleged there had been animosity between Debruin and the employees over a decision made by Debruin.

The farm was then closed and employees were taken to their homes at the informal settlement nearby.

The arrested allegedly visited the farmer’s tuckshop on Monday and passed remarks at Debruin’s son while buying chips. The son then received a call from another farmer later the afternoon that there was a fire on the farm and his attempts to contact his parents were unsuccessful.

“He then rushed to the farm and found bodies of his parents and grandfather,” Mbele told the publication.

He discovered the bodies of Daniel near the main house, Glynis in the kitchen and Collin outside his room.

Bishopstowe SAPS detectives, with the assistance of the Mountain Rise K9 Unit, arrested two suspects aged 27 and 35 at Swapo informal settlement in Copesville.

Jaimey Dyers
Twenty-something Capetonian.