Another brutal farm murder shook the Hennenman community in the Free State at the end of last week. Pieter Hills was shot and killed and his son Eddie (26) was shot in the neck and stabbed at their farmhouse.
Eddie Hills suffered severe injuries and after a setback on Sunday, Eddie passed away in the Milpark hospital. Eddie reportedly happened upon the attack when he arrived at the farmhouse on their farm, Zwartpan.
A farm worker from the family discovered Pieter and Eddie in the farmhouse at around 05:00 on Friday after the farmer’s wife, Antoinette, called her and asked her to investigate. She was not home at the time of the attack and could not get hold of them, after which she approached the worker.
One of four suspects arrested on Friday in connection with the farm murder of Pieter Hills (56) and the attack on his son, appeared briefly in the town’s magistrate’s court on Monday. Another suspects has since committed suicide in his cell.