Annette Kennealy, a vocal activist against farm murders, has been brutally killed on her farm in Makhado, Limpopo, News24 reports.
The incident took place either late on Monday evening or early on Tuesday morning on the Welgevonden farm, according to TimesLive.
Limpopo police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe confirmed the murder.
“It is alleged that the deceased, Annette Kennealy, who was staying with her employee, was attacked by unknown suspects at this farm. The family members tried to call her without success, until one of them went to investigate,” he said.
“On arrival he found the deceased inside the house lying in a pool of blood, with multiple stab wounds. The whereabouts of the deceased’s employee is unknown at this stage.”
Ngoepe adds that police are now looking for the employee, identified as Kenny Ramatshimbila.
It has been requested that Ramatshimbila, who has reportedly disappeared since the murder took place, reports to the Makhado police station for questioning.
Maroela Media reports that Kennealy’s body was found with several wounds to her head. A hammer and iron pipe were reportedly found beside her body.
Kennealy was known as an activist against farm murders. Her last Facebook post served to highlight what was described as a “sudden spike” in farm attacks in the past week.
Those with information about the incident are urged to contact Captain Muthuhandini Tinyani on 072 470 1444. – Citizen Reporter