From incident till arrests
During the investigation at the crime scene, the SAPS specialised team and the Investigating Officer establishes a line of investigation and a primary list of persons of interest. It is determined that the suspects were seasonal workers on the farm and according to staff, had allegedly had a significant argument a couple of weeks prior with Danie regarding Christmas bonuses.
The SAPS, Hawks, Crime Intelligence and K9 unit determine the locations of a specific target and get into position to further investigate and a well-executed arrest takes place without incident. The suspect is found in possession of stolen items from the property and one of the murder weapons. He also has bloodied clothing from the attack.
The team then confirm further details and the second house is penetrated. The second suspect is also arrested without incident. He is found in possession of stolen items from the property including the second murder weapon, a long knife that is bloodied.