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25 Dec 2020
1:41 pm

Elderly man succumbs to injuries after farm attack in Hammanskraal

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No arrest have been made yet, according to the police.

Picture for illustration. The Grahamstown High Court in August ruled in favour of international meat production and trading company, Al Mawashi, and their counterpart, Livestock Transport Trading Company KSC (KLTT), allowing them to transport at least 50,000 sheep to the Middle East. Photo for illustration: iStock

According to Casper Liversage of the Hammanskraal Community Policing Forum (CPF), the elderly man and his wife were discovered by community members two days later after they were overpowered in their home by four suspects around 1pm.

“The attack was discovered on Wednesday when the police discovered the couples vehicle which was left abandoned.

“A resident identified who was the owner of the vehicle after the police had contacted the CPF to find out if they knew who the vehicle belonged to,” he said.

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Liversage said CPF members went to the farm and discovered the man’s wife in the house where she was locked inside the bathroom.

“She had only managed to break out of the bathroom where she was locked up shortly before. Her husband was found tied up and unconscious on the kitchen floor.

“He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. The woman is still in hospital,” he further said.

Meanwhile, according to the police, the suspects are still on the run after they made off with a firearm and the couple’s vehicle.

“The man was seriously assaulted whilst the attackers demanded a firearm. They later found a firearm in the safe and left in the couple’s vehicle.

“The vehicle that was found abandoned by police officer who are stationed at Temba. No arrest have been made yet.”

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