Tag: Eston


‘I knew I should keep calm and co-operate with the armed robbers’

AN Eston man who fell victim to armed attackers yesterday knew he had to keep his cool in order to survive. Arnold Pretorius (41) endured a 45-minute ordeal at the hands of three men — two with guns and one […]


Duo sentenced to life for rape and robbery

TWO men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping and robbing a woman at Eston last month. Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said Eric Baphelele Makhanya (36) and Msawakhe Tasolo Ndlovu (36) pleaded guilty in the Pietermaritzburg High […]


Tears of relief in court

TEARS flowed yesterday as the family of slain Eston farmer Mick Hampson (69) and a large contingent of farmers and supporters hugged each after his killer was jailed for life plus 15 years’ imprisonment. Sentencing Siboniso Mtolo (28), Pietermaritzburg High […]


Emotional testimony

KWAZULU-NATAL farmer Murray Hampson gave an emotional and dramatic testimony in the high court in Pietermaritzburg yesterday, saying he stared down the barrel of a gun and saw the gunman squeezing the trigger. He was recalling the moments before his […]


Two in court for murder attempt

TWO men have appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court for the attempted murder of police officers and a security guard investigating the recent murder of an Eston farmer. Brothers Mfanelo (35) and Sphelele Dlomo (27) allegedly attacked the officers, […]