A brutal farm attack took place on 3 December 2019, in Hartbeespoort, North West province. A male victim was attacked in his home and badly assaulted and tied up. Whilst being tied up on the floor the attackers continued the assault by kicking and beating him. They then cut off his ear. The man was only found about 5 hours after the attack.
He was found lying in his own blood in a critical condition. The attackers fled with firearms and some money and household items. Two firearms were later found at fence of the property. There is no other information available at this stage. Police are investigating, there have been no arrests.