Farm torture suspects remanded in custody

13 February 2017 - 18:35 By Jeff Wicks
An elderly Underberg farmer who was bound and beaten over two days by a gang of farm attackers is fighting for his life in a Pietermaritzburg Hospital.
An elderly Underberg farmer who was bound and beaten over two days by a gang of farm attackers is fighting for his life in a Pietermaritzburg Hospital.
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Two men accused of the murder of Underberg farmers Trevor Rees and Gavin Carter will spend a week behind bars before their formal bid for bail. The suspects‚ arrested in connection with the murders‚ will return to the dock on February 20.

Trevor Rees was attacked by a gang of men on his farm Pudsey last week and died after several days in the Edendale hospital.

He had been shot twice in the attack and had survived an entire weekend before he was discovered‚ bloodied and bound‚ by an employee who arrived back at his farm after a pay weekend.

READ MORE: Underberg farmer robbed‚ beaten in two-day ordeal after attackers use tractor to ram houseAn elderly Underberg farmer who was bound and beaten over two days by a gang of farm attackers is fighting for his life in a Pietermaritzburg Hospital.

It later emerged that Rees had been viciously tortured‚ made to drink bleach and attacked with pliers.

A week prior‚ Gavin Carter was shot and killed on his farm West Ilsley. . According to a statement issued by police‚ Carter had been asleep with his girlfriend when he was woken by a group of men.

He was shot in a scuffle and died at the scene.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that the three had been remanded in custody.

“They will stay inside until their formal bail application next week‚” he said.

- TMG Digital/TimesLIVE

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