A farm worker and a suspected farm attacker were killed after ten attackers struck on a farm on Sunday morning.
Sgt. Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said a farmer and his son were working on the farm at 08:50 when ten men arrived there under the pretext that they wanted to do business.
“One of the men threatened the farmer with a firearm and forced him to open a safe. The farmer then handed over an unconfirmed amount of cash. The owner, his son and farm workers were then forced into a store room, “said Rwexana.
She said a struggle had occurred and one of the farm workers (31) was shot. He died later on his way to the hospital.
The attackers fled with a white Toyota Avanza and a white VW Golf. According to Rwexana, the local security group has been notified and the police as well.
Police and farm guards managed to arrest two suspects, 33 and 35, respectively, while a third suspect died in the process. The Gulf also seized it.
Rwexana said the police had launched a search for the rest of the suspects using an airplane.
She did not want to confirm the name of the farm or the deceased’s name on Sunday afternoon.
The attack comes only two days after the bodies of Piet and Elmien Steyn were found on their farm near Bonnievale. A suspect was arrested on Sunday in connection with this murder.