KZN man behind bars for allegedly shooting mourner at funeral

The two 35-year-old suspects had an illegal gun in their possession. The police traced their footprints to the farm Toadshoop.
Arrest The two 35-year-old suspects had an illegal gun in their possession. The police traced their footprints to the farm Toadshoop.
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A suspect has been arrested for a murder of man on his farm in the Cramond area in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Police spokesman Captain Nqobile Gwala refused to divulge the suspect's details‚ but had earlier told media the man was a farmer.

"At stage we can't divulge who the suspect is‚” she told TimesLIVE. “The matter is under police investigation."

She said the 66-year-old man had gone to a family’s house where a funeral was being held.

The suspect asked relatives to leave and an altercation resulted in a fight. It is not clear why he asked mourners to leave.

The man believed to be a farmer apparently opened fire and killed a 42-year-old who had "tried to intervene in the fight".

The suspect is in "behind bars"‚ Gwala said.

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