Farm attack, 3 farm workers wounded as 5 attackers open fire, Van Stadensrus

South African Police Service

Farm attack, 3 farm workers wounded as 5 attackers open fire, Van Stadensrus
Farm attack, 3 farm workers wounded as 5 attackers open fire, Van Stadensrus

Three farm workers at Balmacara Farm on the border of South Africa and Lesotho in the district of Van Stadensrus have been admitted to hospital receiving medical treatment after sustaining gunshot wounds.

It is alleged that during the evening of Thursday 28 October 2021 at about 19:15, five unknown armed men stormed into the homestead at Balmacara farm just three kilometers from the border.

They then opened fire on three farm workers who were apparently busy preparing food.

The police at Van Stadensrus were called to the scene and on arrival immediately discovered cartridges and blood splatter at the door.

There was also a faint call for help from inside the house. The members forced entrance into the house and in one of the rooms, found the 29-year-old victim lying on the ground with a gunshot wound on the hand.

An ambulance was immediately called to the scene.

The police immediately launched a search around the farm and two other males were found at a neighbouring homestead with gunshot wounds. A case of attempted murder was opened at Van Stadensrus Police Station.

An earnest appeal is hereby made to anyone with information which can help the police in this investigation to contact Vanstadensrus police at 051-5841102 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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