Cape Town - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a house robbery in which Stefan Smit, the owner of Louiesenhof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, died on Saturday.
SAPS spokesperson Andrè Traut said: "Four armed suspects entered the victim’s house through an unlocked door and shot and killed him. His wife and a family friend who were present at the time of the incident both survived the attack. The suspects fled with personal belongings and are yet to be arrested."
The wine estate has been in the news over the last year after hundreds of residents of nearby Kayamandi and surrounds started erecting informal housing and shacks on the property.
Upon hearing the news Annelie Lotriet, Chairperson of the DA's Parliamentary Caucus, said that she was dismayed.
"This is the second farm murder in less than a month in the Western Cape and follows short on the heels of the murder of former DA councillor, Annette Kennealy as well as other brutal attacks in Limpopo and elsewhere over the past few weeks.