A farm attack took place on 12 May 2019, in Frankfort, Free State Province. Two victims Tiennie de Jager (59) and his wife Elize (59), were attacked on their farm KatrenaVlei by 2 suspects. Elize, who was tending to the chickens was attacked and beaten with a metal rod on her head and allegedly strangled with barbed wire, her hands and feet were then bound.
Tiennie, who after a while went outside looking for his wife, heard her scream, he then ran into the house to retrieve his firearm when he was also assaulted with a metal rod. He managed to get his firearm a fired a few shots causing the attackers to flee. Nothing appears to have been stolen.
The couple were admitted to hospital with head and facial wounds. There is no other information available at this stage and no arrests.
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The incident was tweeted by Ian Cameron
South Africa Today – South Africa News
FARM ATTACK 12/5/19: Frankfort, Free State Province. Two victims both aged 59 attacked by 2 suspects. 1 female victim beaten with metal rod on her head and allegedly strangled with barbed wire. Other victim also beaten with metal rod. Nothing appears to have been stolen. pic.twitter.com/8J243Ox3fN
— Ian Cameron (@IanCameron23) May 13, 2019