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Colin Brits Murder

Colin Leslie Brits (64), who was a bachelor and lived alone on Craigmillar Farm in Elandskraal, Kwazulu Natal was found in his home with a gunshot wound to the head on Monday the 16th of March 2020. 


Colin allegedly returned from town at around 14:00 and was informed by his staff that some of his cattle were missing. He then took two of his staff to the grazing area to look for the cattle and returned home. 

Two other staff were working at the fence a mere 300 meters from the house and the housekeeper was also on the farm.

Colin seemed to have been ambushed while he was having a cup of coffee, and a struggle ensued. He put up a fight as his hands were bruised. 

Nearby, staff heard gunshots and went to investigate. At first, they did not find anything but a short while later found his body and raised the alarm at 16:00.

It is unknown how many suspects are involved as none were seen at any stage. Only a rifle and handgun were stolen.

Colin Brits

2020
16 March `20, Mon - 16:10

Incident: Colin Brits (64) was brutally attacked and murdered

64 Years, 7 Months, 11 Days, 7 Hours, 0 Minute
Till end of life

Colin Leslie Brits (64), who was a bachelor and lived alone on Craigmillar Farm in Elandskraal, Kwazulu Natal was found in his home with a gunshot wound to the head at 16:00 on Monday the 16th of March 2020. Colin seemed to have been ambushed and a struggle ensued. Staff heard gunshots and went to investigate. After a short while they discovered his body and the alarm was raised at 16:00. Read the feedback received from the Brits family
18 August `20, Tue - 09:00

SVS Activated

5 Months, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 0 Minute
From incident till SVS activation

After a meeting held to review the farm murders of KZN, a  decision was taken to activate SVS for Colin. The role-players include SAPS, the Hawks, Crime Intelligence, Police Ministry, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA), Correctional Services, Together SA CAN (NPO) and Violent Crimes and Technology Support (NPO).

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