Cape Town – A 19-year-old man is being questioned in connection with the killing of a Bonnievale farmer and the serious injuries inflicted on his wife during a robbery, police said on Thursday.
Tool and Liezel Wessels were about to leave for choir practice and a support group meeting on Monday night when they were attacked. The couple has two daughters studying at Stellenbosch University.
"Kindly be advised that our investigations into the Bonnievale murder and attempted murder led to the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect, who has been detained for questioning," police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said on Wednesday.
"One of the firearms stolen during the incident, a .22 rifle has been seized. The suspect is scheduled to make a court appearance once he has been charged."
Traut said other suspects involved in the attack were yet to be arrested.