Cape wine farmer’s murder ‘nothing to do with land grab’


Cape wine farmer’s murder ‘nothing to do with land grab’

Killing of Stefan Smit after a bitter land row reignites the debate over dangerous rhetoric


Slain farmer Stefan Smit felt comfortable enough to sit down to dinner with his front door open.

Another unseasonably dry day would have made for a beautiful twilight setting on the Louisenhof wine estate just outside Stellenbosch. 

For Smit, there was reason to feel relaxed in his own home – a long-running and highly publicised dispute over a land grab, in which he parted with 60 hectares of his prime wine estate, was finally over...

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