Zim citizen on trial for murdering Aucamp farm couple


Zimbabwean in court for torching to death Casper and Daleen Aucamp, Faure farm, Cumberland Thabazimbi Dec 16 2010.

Thabazimbi – Zimbabwean migrant Brighton Mafanedza, 26, is scheduled for a court-appearance in Thabazimba magsitrate’s court on Thursday Jan 20 2011 for murdering his Afrikaans employers Casper, 55, and Daleen Aucamp 52 at their Dwaalboom, Faure wildlife farm, near Cumberland on December 16 2010 – The Day of the Vow.

Aucamp Casper and Dorosha game farm murder Cumberland DEC152010 torched in car

Mafanedza worked as a supervisor at Faure farm.The couple had arrived home that evening, were ambushed, attacked, loaded into their  Toyota Land Cruiser and torched, said Limpopo police spokesperson Mohale Ramatseba. Their vehicle was found burnt out 25km away from the homestead with the couple’s charred bodies were inside.Mafanedza was arrested on December 18. Police confiscated a cellphone, credit card and only about $200 in cash. The knife believed to be the murder weapon was also recovered.  The family reported that nothing was ‘robbed’ from the house at all – and they identified the couple by the JEWELLERY they were still wearing when their torched bodies were found in the boot of their car. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Farm-worker-to-appear-for-double-murder-20110119

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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