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Darryl Richter

Death: June 26, 2021 (33-34)
Vlei Road, East London, Amatole, EC, 5201, South Africa (Murder - Farm Attack)
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
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About Darryl Richter

Darryl Richter (1987 - 2021)

Brief overview:

Darryl (34), who farmed on farm Waterfall near Thornvlei Road off the N6 Beacon Bay outside East London, was attacked and stabbed to death by three males armed with knives, on Saturday 26th June 2021. He managed to fatally shoot two of the perpetrators, and the third suspect allegedly fled on foot. All three believed to be in their 20's.

Darryl was doing patrols on the Thornvlei road when he saw a suspicious looking vehicle. He called the neighbouring farmers for assistance. When reinforcement arrived, they found Darryl in a serious condition, but still alive. He had sustained severe stab wounds to his torso, but was able to explain what happened before he succumbed to his injuries.

Police spokesperson Brig. Tembinkosi Kinana said farmers found the bodies of the two these attackers in an open field not far from the scene of the attack.

Jason Kümm, rural safety manager of Agri Eastern Cape, says the third wanted suspect was possibly also wounded. The suspects vehicle was also found with dogs in the back of the car.

Brief Biography:

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  • Funeral/Memorial
  • The Farm/Smallholding
  • The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.)
    • According to Dianne Kohler Barnard, DA Shadow Minister of State Security, Richter was stabbed in the head and spine. In a press statement on Sunday, she added that Richter had previously survived an attack in Butterworth. She also said Richter’s horrific murder underscores the importance of farmers being able to own a firearm for the purpose of self-defence, “something which Police Minister Bheki Cele wants to remove with the controversial Firearms Control Amendment Bill, and that this is a report on just one of the numerous brutal murders of farmers and farm workers over the past three months.

Attack Details:

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  • Weapons
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  • Investigative officer/SAPS Case No:
    • Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the remaining suspect is requested to please make contact with the Investigating Officer Sergeant Kwenene at Mobile 079 408 9104 or the Crime Stop Number 08600 10111 or MySAPS App.
  • Torture, Gratuitous violence
  • Indications of Hate Crime? Threats etc.

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June 26, 2021
Age 34
Vlei Road, East London, Amatole, EC, 5201, South Africa