Two men from KwaZulu-Natal have been sentenced to three life sentences for the December 2020 murder of Bishopstowe farm manager Daniel De Bruyne, after they complained about not receiving year-end bonuses.
De Bruyne’s wife Glennis, 60, and father Colin Schwegman, 84, were also killed at the farm.
According to the indictment, only permanent employees were entitled to the bonuses.
The couple, Lizu Madhukan, 38, and Thembilani Magula, 31, were arrested at the Swapo slum settlement days after the murders were committed.
This was after an intense pursuit by the Bishopstowe Police and Mountain Rise K9 unit.
The victims sustained head and neck injuries.
Their bodies were found by the couple’s son.
The defendants were also sentenced to 15 years for burglary with aggravated circumstances.
Throughout the trial, the defendants chose not to testify in their defense, although they were acquitted.