Farm attack, farmer doused with petrol, set alight, escapes after firing shots, Koffiefontein

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Farm attack, farmer doused with petrol, set alight, escapes after firing shots, Koffiefontein
Farm attack, farmer doused with petrol, set alight, escapes after firing shots, Koffiefontein

A farm attack took place on Monday 12 October 2020, at 13:45, in Koffiefontein, in the Free State province of South Africa. A farmer, Andries Myburgh (31), was attacked by two men while eating lunch on the farm Vandermerwesdam between Koffiefontein and Petrusburg. He had gone outside to investigate when he smelled smoke. The attackers overpowered him, hit him over the head and a struggle ensued. The attackers then poured petrol over him and set him alight. Myburgh managed to pull out his firearm and fire off some shots.

The shots caused the attackers to flee. Myburgh then jumped in his swimming pool to douse the flames on his clothes. He was lucky not to have been burnt to death or butchered in another disgusting manner because his firearm was in his possession.

Luckily Myburgh had a swimming pool in which he jumped to douse the flames on his body and he was not seriously injured. Myburgh’s warehouse was however burnt to the ground.

Myburgh was treated on the scene by paramedics. His neighbours and the Police responded but the suspects were not found.

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