Jul 29, 2021

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KZN farmer who was left crippled in attack 20 years ago murdered

A 46-year-old farmer was found dead on Saturday on a Winterton farm in KwaZulu-Natal, confined in a wheelchair and with strangulation marks on his neck.

The cruel discovery of Neil McKay The body is said to be his Mother on Saturday morning when she went into his bedroom.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Capt Nqobile Gwala said a murder case is being investigated by Winterton SAPS.

“It is believed that yesterday [Saturday] at 10.15 am, the body of a 46-year-old man with traces of strangulation on his neck was found on a farm in Winterton. His hands were also tied and he was found in his wheelchair, “she said.

Gwala said the circumstances of the incident were being investigated.

Alf Lees MP, constituency chief DA Uthukela Initial investigations revealed that McKay was attacked in his office in the farm shed immediately after the farm manager and staff left for their homes on Friday evening.

“It appears that they [his attackers] were on guard and attacked at the defenseless Neil McKay when he was alone. First they cleared the safe, then apparently they dragged Neil into his bedroom where they brutally strangled him to death, “Lees said in a statement.

Lees said the 46-year-old was crippled when he was shot dead 20 years ago during a farm attack.

“It appears that the assailants who crippled Neil McKay were never convicted, despite an offense of 20 years. Ms. McKay went through her son twice attacked, this second time murdered by people who deserve no place in our society except in a maximum security prison, “said Lees.

Who would murder a man in a wheelchair? A man in a wheelchair who was both unarmed and physically incapable of protecting himself. “

Gwala confirmed that the first attack took place a few years ago on another farm.

” Certainly this second attack and the terrible murder will be the police minister Bheki Cele encourage people to finally pay as much attention to solving the thousands of unsolved murders as they do to arresting people who are on the beach doing their own business, “said Lees>

Lees said the prosecutor will monitor the progress that is being made SAPS obtained in the investigation.

“We will ask the Minister for answers about the failure to indict and convict the first attackers. We will take control to ensure that the case is properly investigated and not simply moved to File 13, along with the thousands of unsolved murders that should have given Minister Cele sleepless nights, but like Jimmy Kruger, who is involved in the failure to investigate the murder Steve Biko directed. seems to be “left cold”, “he said.