Cape Argus

Farmer’s body found

- Crime · Incidents · Mercedes-Benz · Mafikeng

NEIGH­BOURS foundthe body of a 70-year-old man near his farm in North West, po­lice said yes­ter­day.

The half-naked body of Wal­ter Niedin­der was dis­cov­ered 40m from his Brak­fontein farm on Wed­nes­day, Cap­tain Amanda Fu­nani said.

It was not clear when and how Niedin­der was killed, she said.

The farm is in the Buf­felshoek area, near Mafikeng.

It was be­lieved Niedin­der and a friend had an ar­gu­ment over the week­end, Fu­nani said.

Niedin­der’s friend was still miss­ing and his where­abouts were un­known, she said.

The farmer’s blue Mercedes-Benz, a TV and a DVD player were miss­ing. No ar­rests had been made.

Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing cases of murder, ve­hi­cle theft, and house rob­bery.

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