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Life sentences for Paulpietersburg farm killers


Despite the sentencing, a third suspect is still at large.

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Durban – Two men were jailed to life imprisonment for the 2016 murder of Paulpietersburg farmer Frieder Johannes Filter. 

The 77-year-old was with his family on his at Brainsweight Farm in Paulpietersburg on May 13, 2016,  when they were approached by armed suspects.

Filter was shot dead during the robbery while a farmer worker was shot in both his legs during the attack. 

The farm worker was taken to hospital for treatment. His cellphone was taken by the accused before they fled the scene on foot. 

Nothing was taken from the house.

On Tuesday Sthembiso Domoyi Shoba, 30, and Sabelo Abel Shoba , 29, were jailed for life for murder in Madadeni High Court.

They were arrested six days after the attack. 

Sthembiso also received an additional ten years for attempted murder and 15 years for robbery. Sabelo was jailed for an additional 15 years for attempted murder and robbery. 

KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said a third suspect is still at large and police are confident that he will still be arrested. 

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