IFP Welcomes Swift Police Action in Richmond Farm Murders

04 March 2014.


IFP KZN Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Henry Combrinck, today expressed shock at the murders of Evart Schutte, his wife Elizabeth and their son Lutz on their farm near Richmond on Sunday, 2 March 2014.


Mr Combrinck said, “This horrific attack on an elderly couple and their son on their farm near Richmond has shocked us all and rocked the close knit community of Richmond.”


“The IFP again wants to reiterate our stance that the safety and security of our farming communities is of the utmost importance, as any threat to normal farming activity has an impact on our country’s economy and food security.  It is further essential to ensure more visible policing in farming areas to act as a deterrent,” Mr Combrinck said.


“The swift action of the SAPS in arresting three suspects and also recovering evidence including the Schutte’s cellular phones, is welcomed by the IFP,” Mr Combrinck continued.


“As the IFP we wish to express our sincere condolences to the Schutte’s surviving family and their German relations in this time, and wish to assure them of our commitment to ensure a safe, secure and free South Africa for all,” Mr Combrinck concluded.


For further information contact: 

Mr Henry Combrinck 

IFP KZN Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 

078 302 0823