Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
3 minute read
31 May 2021
6:39 pm

Pampoenkraal farm living up to its ‘killing fields’ moniker

Sipho Mabena

Cornelius Greyling, Werner Potgieter, and Patrick Yende now stand accused of two more murders, beside that of the Coka brothers.

The five accused appearing in the Piet Retief Magistrates court on Friday morning and were granted bail. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Pampoenkraal Farm outside Piet Retief in Mpumalanga has ostensibly lived up to its local reputation as the “killing fields” after its farmers and a worker appeared in court on Monday for another double murder. Also Read: Coka brothers murder suspects arrested for another double farm murder The Coka brothers’ murder- accused Pampoenkraal Farm bosses - Cornelius Greyling, 26, Werner Potgieter, 47, and farm security guard Patrick Yende - are among the  suspects charged for allegedly beating cousins Musa Nene, 34 and Sifiso Thwala 39 to death, leaving the latter’s brother, Sthembiso (32) barely alive. On the evening of 9 August...