Several farm attacks have been reported in the country in the past week, says Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s head of community safety.
On Friday night, Marlene Ferreira was shot on a farm outside Jeffreys Bay when two men attacked her in her farm office. She managed to shoot one of the men while the others fled.
“On Saturday morning around 05:00, police in the Free State arrested two suspects who were suspected of robbery on a farm near Bultfontein, during which two elderly people were robbed.
On Friday night at about 20:00 near Ventersburg, two men allegedly attacked a worker and his wife at a cattle station.
“The worker was assaulted and allegedly raped his wife twice. The attack lasted until 2am on Saturday morning. The worker and his wife were only able to ask for help from the neighbors at 06:00. The attackers apparently wanted to take his month’s salary, but he has not yet received it. ”
On Thursday evening at 20:10 at least two men attacked a man (61) at his dinner table in his home outside Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal.
“The victim was hit over the head with a hard object and assaulted. He fought back and temporarily put one attacker out of action. When he tried to defend himself against the second attacker, he was shot in the arm.
“The man went to his safe to get his firearm, but the attackers were already gone. He contacted his closest neighbor. His wallet and vehicle keys are missing.
He is still in hospital but in stable condition, although traumatized after the attack. ”
No one has been arrested yet.
On Monday evening at about 10pm in Bapsfontein, Gauteng, a 46-year-old man was shot on his porch. He is still in hospital.