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Farm murder, man (76) assaulted, suffocated to death, Christiana

A farm murder took place on Friday 31 March 2023, at around 18:00, on a smallholding in Christiana, in the Free State province of South Africa.

An unknown number of attackers invaded the home, overpowered, assaulted and murdered an elderly retired businessman, Mr. André Scholtz (76).

Mr. Scholtz was found brutally assaulted and suffocated to death.

Mr. Scholtz, who lived alone, was found brutally murdered in his home on the smallholding on Saturday morning 1 April after he could not be contacted by his family.

When a family member arrived on the smallholding to check up on him she saw the front door was standing open.

A neighbor also arrived and when he went into the house, he came across the lifeless body of Mr. Scholtz.

He had a wound to his head and a rag was tied into his mouth.

An autopsy report later showed that he suffocated to death.

Safes were found open and a rifle and handgun, money and two cellphones were taken.

Police are investigating a case of house robbery and murder.

No arrests have been made.

There is no other information available at this stage.

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