A cattle farmer was stabbed with a knife in a farm attack near Mokopane in Limpopo on Friday, after which he fired with a shotgun at the bakkie in which the suspects fled the scene. It is thought that some of the suspects were wounded in the incident.
Marius Müller, national operations coordinator for AfriForum, said on Saturday that seven suspects had already arrived on Thursday at the farm outside Mokopane to buy cattle. However, they were turned away. All seven suspects returned and struck the next day.
According to Müller, the farmer, his wife and some of his workers were raided on the farm on Friday morning and tied with ties and cable ties. The farmer was stabbed in the process with a knife after which the suspects stole firearms and cash.
However, the wounded farmer managed to unwrap himself and got hold of his shotgun.
According to Müller, the farmer then fired shots with the shotgun at the bakkie while the suspects in the vehicle drove away from the scene. At least three of the suspects are believed to have sustained injuries in the incident, he explained.
“CCTV footage shows how the suspects stopped along the way and left the bakkie behind. At least three of them went limp in the footage, ”Müller added.
According to Müller, the footage can also be seen of the suspects getting into a taxi and driving away. However, it is not clear at this stage whether the taxi voluntarily transported the suspects and whether the suspects threatened the taxi driver with firearms.
Brig. Police spokesman Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed the incident
According to Mojapelo, no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.