In what has been deemed another farm attack and house robbery, a woman and a domestic worker were allegedly tied up and beaten by three unknown suspects on a farm outside Politsi in Limpopo in the early hours of Tuesday morning 20 October 2020.
According to Intelligence Bureau SA, the woman and her domestic worker were attacked on a farm situated along a gravel road leading to Alon at around 00:30 on Tuesday.
LIMPOPO FARM ATTACK
According to information that the Intelligence Bureau received, three suspects allegedly entered the property by breaking open the back gate. The suspects then allegedly tripped the power to the home, broke open the front security gate and door and entered the house.
“The suspects tied up the domestic worker and attempted to tie up the wife, but she fought back. They assaulted her with what appears to have been steel rods,” the Intelligence Bureau said.
It added that the suspects allegedly stole four cell phones, a laptop and a television set and fled on foot to the dirt road where they were allegedly picked up by a vehicle.
South African Police Service (SAPS) Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed the incident saying that two women had indeed been attacked, tied up and beaten on a farm amid a robbery which involved three suspects. He also confirmed that cellphones and a laptop had been taken.
Mojapelo also said both women are in hospital receiving medical treatment.
MAN FOUND RIDDLED WITH BULLETS IN SEPARATE INCIDENT
In a separate incident, the body of a 28-year-old man was found on a Limpopo farm between Stoffberg and Groblersdal on Monday 5 October. The man’s body was found riddled with bullets.
“The police were called to the scene on this farm and on arrival, they found the wife of the deceased together with some community members,” Mojapelo said.
He said that the man was found with multiple gunshot wounds, and that no arrests had yet been made.
“The bullet-riddled body of the deceased was found in one of the rooms,” he said.
FREE STATE FARMER FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE IN ALLEGED FARM ATTACK
Apart from Limpopo, a Free State farmer was brutally attacked by two unknown suspects on Monday 12 October. The complainant Andries Smith Myburgh, 31, was having lunch at his farmhouse at Vandermerwesdam farm when he smelled smoke outside.
“He went to investigate and was hit with an object on the head but managed to push the suspect away. He was allegedly attacked with a knife by the second suspect and in the process, he was poured with petrol,” said Brigadier Motantsi Makhele.
According to Makhele, the victim managed to pull his firearm and the suspects fled.
“He fired a number of shots in the direction of the suspects and whilst firing he realised that he is on fire and he jumped into the swimming pool,” said Makhele.
The two suspects fled on foot and the complainant alerted the police and neighbours.