A gardener found the body of a 54-year-old woman on Saturday who was robbed in her home on a smallholding outside Mbombela in Mpumalanga.
“Four men overpowered the woman from Uitkyk Plot 13, tied her up and stabbed her to death with a sharp object before fleeing with her cellphone and a firearm,” says Leonard Hlathi, provincial police spokesman.
“Her gardener saw ger body seeing suspects running away. He went to the neighbors for help. “
Police are investigating a murder case.
No one has been arrested in connection with the attack.
Police, meanwhile, have called on the public to come forward with information about the incident.
There were several other farm attacks this week in South Africa.
#FarmAttack 3/12/2019: Middelburg, Mpumalanga. Elderly farmer noticed two suspects outside his window. He got his firearm and fired warning shots, causing the suspects to flee. pic.twitter.com/WIaRv9FR5C— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) December 6, 2019
#FarmAttack 4/12/2019: Hercules, Gauteng. Owner was attacked on his smallholding by an unknown number of attackers. He was tied up and assaulted with an iron rod. No further details available. pic.twitter.com/FvuEkfcK9Z— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) December 6, 2019