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Fri Oct 31 11:56:22 SAST 2014

Son held for cleric father's murder

Sapa | 10 November, 2012 14:29
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A 28-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of his cleric father, Free State police said on Saturday.

"He was arrested on Friday after a lengthy interrogation by the police," spokesman Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said.

The 60-year-old clergyman and his future son-in-law were killed at their home on Thursday night.

The cleric was in the living room with his wife, son, and daughter's fiance when three intruders entered the house.

The assailants locked the reverend's son in the bathroom. He was not hurt.

The daughter's 25-year-old fiance was shot in the head and died at the scene.

The reverend was wounded and taken to hospital. He died on Friday morning.

His 59-year-old wife was taken to hospital, but it was unknown if she was shot or assaulted.

The cleric's son will appear in the Harrismith Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A man spotted by police walking on the N3 highway and covered in blood was arrested on Friday.

He was found in possession of five cellphones and a firearm. One of the cellphones belonged to a member of the family.

The man is also set to appear in the same court on Monday.

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