Friday, December 14, 2007

Jail for "healer" who masterminded farm attack

Sowetan "A 37-year-old traditional healer who planned a farm attack and robbery was sentenced by the Grahamstown High Court to 20 years in prison.
Judge Jos Jones found that Xolani Dube, of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth, masterminded the attack on a farmhouse near Cookhouse on October 13 2004.
Robbers broke into the house, tied the farmer’s wife to a bed and raped her in front of her two young children. The 14-year-old son of a neighbouring farmer was also at the house at the time.
When the farmer walked into the house on his return from a local meeting, he was manhandled and disarmed, then locked in a large gun safe. The couple may not be named."