“A big oak tree has fallen in the Stellenbosch community,” said Stellenbosch Mayor Gesie van Deventer after learning of Zetler’s death. Zetler, 62, was stabbed to death in an alleged robbery at the Mooiberge strawberry farm, on the corner of the R44 and Annandale Road on Saturday afternoon.
His brother Dennis Zetler, said the family was still shocked by the incident.
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk said according to reports Zetler had paid out wages to the staff and provided the workers with transport.
Van Wyk said as Zetler was driving out and climbing out of the car to open the gate he was attacked. “The witness noticed a white Toyota Quantum that followed them. Two unidentified men approached the victim, one brandished a firearm and the other suspect wielded a knife.