Farmer charged with murder for shooting and killing attacker

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A 70-year-old farmer shot and killed an attacker aged 31 on his farm in Palmietfontein, in the Brandfort area on Monday, August 29, 2016.

The farmer was driving out of his property, when a suspect pointed a firearm through the window. The farmer managed to get out of his vehicle through the passenger side. The farmer acting in self defense shot at the suspects and wounded one of the attackers. The injured suspect died on the way to a hospital.

The police responded to the incident and arrested the four suspects, all aged between 26 and 40 years old. The suspects have been charged with attempted murder and robbery. The suspects will appear in court on August 30.

The farmer was taken to the local police station and a case of murder has been opened against the farmer for the death of the suspect who died.

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