January 1 2010 -- Hartzenburgfontein smallholdings, Johannesburg.
An unnamed 83-year old man was shot dead and his son injured after an unknown “person” shot them on their smallholding in Hartzenburgfontein, south of Johannesburg on Friday-morning at around 1am – only a few minutes after their guests had left.
Beeld has not yet published their names – although they did run a picture of the home with their story. Police constable Ntshidiseng Phakwe told Beeld newspaper that when the guests had left the homestead at around 12:55, the two men remained outside to clean up after the midnight family-celebration. The man’s wife said she was just going upstairs when she heard “rifle shots”.
When she looked back she saw her husband and son lying on the ground. The father was declared dead on the scene, the son has been rushed to hospital. “The motive is unknown because nothing was taken from the house”, said Phakwe. She also said no-one was arrested.