Ficksburg: A 38 year old female and farm employee appeared at Ficksburg Magistrate court on the 07 November 2017 on the charge of murder. The case was postponed to 13 November 2017 for further investigation.

Her appearance follows the murder of Daskop farmer; Mr Baars Bard, on the 31 October 2017. The body of 55 years old deceased was discovered in the bedroom in his blankets, with a bullet wound to the chin.

During investigation it was discovered that there was no forced entry and that a small safe in the kitchen was tampered with but could not open. The big safe in the bedroom, was found opened with a key still in the door, but a number of firearms that were inside the big safe were left intact.

Further investigation revealed that the deceased`s female employee; Nthabiseng Ledwaba, was the last person who was with him on that fateful day. She was taken in for questioning on Friday the 3 November 2017 and later detained to appear in court.

Investigation continues to determine whether there could be other accomplices involved.

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