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KZN Farmer Convicted Of Murder, Attempted Murder For Funeral Shooting

KZN Farmer Convicted Of Murder, Attempted Murder For Funeral Shooting…  The high court in Pietermaritzburg has found KwaZulu-Natal farmer Edward Philip Walter Solomon, 69, guilty of murder and attempted murder during an altercation in 2017 on his farm in Cramond.

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KZN Farmer Convicted Of Murder, Attempted Murder For Funeral Shooting

Provincial National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said Solomon lived on the farm with the deceased Mothi Ngubane and complainant Mondli Lembede.

On the day of the incident Ngubane and Lembede were part of a funeral procession at their homestead when Solomon interrupted and asked mourners to leave the area.

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“When they refused to do so he fired a shot, wounding Lembede and fatally wounding Ngubane. He then fled to his house,” she said.

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Solomon was convicted on Tuesday. The matter was adjourned to October 3 for pre-sentencing reports.

Solomon’s bail was cancelled and he remains in custody.

 

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