- YES he is shocked by the death of farmer KwaZulu-Natal in a wheelchair.
- Neil McKay, 46, was attacked and allegedly strangled to death on his Winterton farm over the weekend.
- Mackay suffered a violent attack.
DA expressed shock over the murder of a wheelchair-bound farmer in KwaZulu-Natal.
According to KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman, Captain Nkobile Gwala, Neil McKay, 46, was killed on a farm in Winterton.
McKay is suspected of being strangled to death.
His dogs were also killed during the attack.
Gwala said that traces of strangulation were found on McKay’s body on his neck.
“His hands were also tied and he was found in a wheelchair. “The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated,” Gvala said.
MP MPL Alf Lees asked who would kill a man in a wheelchair.
“A man in a wheelchair who was both unarmed and physically unable to protect himself. We are also appalled by the news that the reason he was crippled was due to the initial attack on the farm some 20 years ago. He was shot and disabled in that attack. For 20 years, the attackers who maimed Mackay have never been convicted. “
Lees said the second attack and horrific murder should trigger Police Minister Bheki Cele to finally pay as much attention to solving thousands of unsolved murder cases as well as arresting people who take care of their work on the beach.
“McKay was a gentle and friendly man who apparently refused to carry or even have a gun, despite living alone on a farm where his now-deceased father allowed his beloved son to farm in a wheelchair.
“The killers apparently attacked McKay in his office on the farm immediately after the farm director and staff went to their homes on Friday night. They appear to have been on guard and attacked the helpless Mackay when he was alone.
“First they cleaned the safe, and then they obviously dragged McKay to his bedroom where they brutally strangled him to death. People who would kill a helpless man are a danger to the whole society. They have to find them and lock them up without delay,” Lees said. .
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Lees claimed that Mackay’s dogs tried to defend him and were savagely cut, but judging by the blood on the spot, it seems that the dogs managed to injure those who killed Mackay.
“It is up to the South African police to do their job and conduct a thorough forensic investigation to gather the DNA and other evidence needed to ensure that the killers are indicted, convicted and thrown into prison for life.
The state prosecutor expresses his condolences to McKay’s mother, who arrived at his farm on Saturday morning only to find the lifeless body of her son in her bedroom.
“It’s impossible to understand the shock and sadness that Ms. McKai had to go through and will go through for the rest of her life. Ms. McKai had to go through a twice-attacked son, and this time a second time killed by people who don’t deserve it anywhere in our society, except in prison with maximum security, “Lees said.
DA promised to monitor the progress that SAPS is making in this investigation.