Game farmer to spend life in jail for triple murder

A 62-year-old convicted murderer, Johan Pieter Sonnenberg, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a High Court in Virginia for the murders of three men 20-year-old Michael Grant, 28-year-old Jerome Desmond Grant and 23-year-old Riaan Ruiters.

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Motantsi Sam Makhele, says, the deceased were reported missing at Christiana SAPS in the North West back In February 2014.

Makhele says Cristiana Police received information that the victims were last seen in February with Mr Pieter Sonnenberg crossing over the bridge to his Game Farm Diamant on the border between Christiana in the North West and Hertzogville in the Free State.

A search Warrant was obtained by the Christiana Detectives to search at his Game Farm.

Makhele says during the search a foul smell was detected and National Forensic Services were contacted from Pretoria to help in exhumation of the bodies in the shallow graves.