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Christo Morrison

Death: May 04, 2024 (75-76)
Farm Rietfontein, Glen, Free State, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Christa Morrison
Father of Private and Private

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Immediate Family

About Christo Morrison

Christon Morrison (1948 – 2024)

Brief overview:

Christo (76) and his wife Christa Morrison (73) were found brutally murdered on their farm Rietfontein in Glen, Free State, on Saturday 4th May 2024.

Christo was found 300 metres from the farmhouse; Christa was found dumped in the septic tank. Both had sustained multiple open wounds to their upper body.

Sgt. Mahlomola Kareli, police spokesperson, said that when the police arrived on the scene, the house's doors were open. "In the house there was blood on the floor. The homestead was ransacked, but the elderly couple were not in the house," said Kareli.

Among other things, tools and electronic items were stolen from the house.

Glen police are investigating charges of murder and home invasion. No one has yet been arrested in connection with the murders, but according to reports, people have been questioned about the case.

Jan van Niekerk, FF Plus leader in the Free State, says this party strongly condemns the brutal murder. "Farm attacks and murders take a different form than housebreaking and robbery in urban areas, especially the violence and inhumanity that comes with it." He said the FF Plus sympathizes with the family of the couple, who do not deserve to experience this grief.

Dr. Roy Jankielsohn, DA leader in the Free State, also expressed his deepest condolences to the Morrison family. "The incident is just another tragic event after a recent attack on Ladybrand," says Jankielsohn and at the same time attributes the incidents to the ANC's flawed policy on policing. He says South Africans live in fear every day and the danger of theft, murder or rape is ever-present.

The couple's son, Melt, is at his parents' town house in Bloemfontein and his sister, Dia, arrived from the Cape.

Brief Biography:

  • Other Victims/Family
  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Farm/Smallholding
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)

Attack Details:

  • Date and time of attack
  • Weapons
  • Items Stolen
    • Among other things, tools and electronic items were stolen from the house.The couple's Toyota Land Cruiser was found near Majwemasweu at Brandfort.
  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
    • Anyone with information is requested to contact col. Ben Bolsiek of the provincial unit for serious and violent crimes on 082 466 8530 or the police's Stop Crime number on 08600 10111. Anonymous tips can be given on the MySAPS app.
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

Perpetrator details:

  • Number and Description
    • 2
  • Arrests
    • 10/05/2024: Police spokesman Sgt. Mahlomola Kareli says the provincial serious and violent crime unit received information on Friday afternoon about 2pm about where the suspects were located. “The team worked with Welkom's tactical-reaction unit and deployed to a guesthouse in Bloemhof. Two men, 26 and 39, respectively, were arrested. They had two cell phones, which belonged to the victims, in their possession.
  • Name/s and age/s of Perpetrator/s
    • 26 and 39
  • Country of origin of Perpetrator/s
  • Trial/Conviction
    • The two suspects will appear soon in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on charges of home robbery and two counts of murder.

Additional Biographical Information:

Christo has been described as a man with a good heart who over the years has "helped out quite a few farmers". "Christo and Christa did a lot for people," a person who asked that his name not be mentioned.

Christo was previously, among other things, a chief director at Absa and then also a chief director of finance at Central West.

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Christo Morrison's Timeline

May 4, 2024
Age 76
Farm Rietfontein, Glen, Free State, South Africa