UPDATE: Intruder dies in Meyerville after altercation with home owner’s father

An intruder died in this house he apparently broke into in Robert Street, Meyerville this morning.

UPDATE: 13 October – 12.15pm

Numerous national papers report that the father have been charged but Capt Fanie Nhlabathi, spokesman of Standerton Police confirmed on 13 October that no case has been opened yet.

It is also reported that a pellet gun was used, but he denied it.
Capt Nhlabathi confirmed that the investigating officer is waiting for the post mortem results which will be conducted in Evander.
Standerton Advertiser will keep its readers updated on this case.

An intruder died in a house he apparently broke into in Robert Street, Meyerville this morning, 12 October.

The man is believed to be in his 20s and died after an altercation with the home owner’s father.

The father apparently stayed over for the night, because the house was burgled the previous day and the owner felt unsafe.

According to the homeowner, this is the fourth time in about a week that the house was targeted.

“The window putty is still wet from the window being replaced after the previous housebreaking,” the homeowner said.

The cause of the man’s death is still unconfirmed and a post mortem will be conducted.

The Standerton Police opened an inquest.

Read the complete article in the next edition of the Standerton Advertiser.

Alida Lake

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