Cape Town – Police have launched a manhunt for the suspects behind the shooting and killing of Afrikaans singer Wynand Breedt.
Breedt, 45, was found dead on a farm on which he lived with his partner in Vuy Valley, near Worcester, on Friday night.
An unidentified man reportedly approached and fired at Breedt as
he and his male partner arrived home.
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said: “Worcester detectives are investigating a case of murder subsequent to an incident that occurred on Friday night at about 10.30pm at a farm in Worcester.
“According to information, police attended the complaint and upon their arrival they found the body of a man aged 45 with gunshot wounds to his chest.
“The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. Police are following up on leads to bring those responsible to book.”
Rural and Farmworkers Development Organisation executive director Billy Claasen said Breedt was well-known to the Breede River community.
“We call on the police to leave
no stone unturned to find the suspect. Someone dangerous is
out there and needs to be arrested and charged.
“We need to live and work in a safe environment and in harmony with each other,” he said.
Anyone with information can anonymously contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line on 32211.