Brighton Mafandaedza, a Zimbabwean based in South Africa, is facing murder charges following the death of his employers at a farm in the Limpopo province.
Jeremiah Aucamp (55) and his wife Magdeline Dorosha (52) were reportedly stabbed to death, thrown into their Toyota Land Cruiser and their bodies burnt beyond recognition about 25 kilometres from the farm.
Limpopo province police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba told the local media that investigations into the murder which occurred at Cumberland in Thabazimbi were already underway.Mafandaedza (26), was a supervisor at the farm having worked for the couple for 18 months.
Ramatseba said the victims arrived at their farmhouse in the evening last week and were allegedly attacked by the suspect with a knife. “Apparently, the suspect killed the deceased with a knife, loaded their bodies into the car and drove off before burning them in the car,” Ramatseba said.
“After they were discovered by a fellow farmer, a case was opened and the suspect arrested. He was found in possession of the deceased’s property, including a cellphone, credit card and R2 000 in cash.”
Ramatseba said the weapon used in the crime was also recovered. Mafandaedza appeared briefly in the Thabazimbi magistrates’ court on Monday and was remanded in custody to January 20 next year.