East London man who killed friend and held his children hostage shot dead on farm


An East London man who allegedly killed a friend and held his two children hostage on a farm was shot dead during an apparent scuffle with a police officer over the weekend, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

The drama unfolded on the Geluksdal farm in Gonubie on Saturday, where a 45-year-old “farm owner” had allowed his friend, his friend’s wife and their two children to live temporarily, said Captain Hazel Mqala.The Daily Dispatch identified the men as farmer and trainee sangoma Fritz “Majeke” Joubert and traditional healer Anele Hoyana.It reported that a traditional ceremony had been under way at the time.

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