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Petrus Moyo, one of the suspected killers of Dr. Werner Emslie

Farm murderer escaped, then caught

The only suspect caught so far in the Emslie farm murder case, Petrus Moyo, managed to escape from police cells but he has been caught again.

Published: December 3, 2017, 10:05 pm

    The suspect apprehended in connection with the horrific murder of dr. Werner Emslie, 55, of Ellisras in South Africa has been caught again after he had escaped from police cells earlier. Petrus Moyo managed to saw through the bars of his cell in November, but was located after an extensive manhunt by police.

    Moyo appeared in the Ellisras Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder, housebreaking and theft. His case has been postponed until 14 December for further investigation. Until now, he has not been granted bail.

    The murder suspect is a Zimbabwean national who also happens to be an illegal alien in South Africa. Therefore, a strong possibility exists that Moyo could disappear across the border into his country of origin.

    On 20 September the Emslie family, consisting of a father and mother who were both doctors, as well as their 19-year old daughter Barbara who was a medical student at the University of Pretoria, were sitting outside their farmhouse on the veranda. In a surprise attack, Moyo and other farm attackers shot Dr. Werner Emslie dead in cold blood, while wounding his wife Mariette in the liver and spine. For a while after the incident she was unable to walk, and had to attend her husband’s memorial service in a wheel chair. However, according to recent reports, she has regained the ability to walk, something which was described by a friend on social media as a “miracle”.

    Zimbabwean migrants such as Moyo commit a significant percentage of farm murders, yet the South African government is turning a blind eye to the problem. The ex-dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, was known for his openly anti-white views. He was recently deposed in a bloodless coup by his own party, ZANU PF.

    dan.roodt@freewestmedia.com

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