There have been three farm attacks in only three days in De Wildt, in the Vissershoek area, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Farmers and residents on smallholdings and those in rural areas are cautioned to be alert and to be part of a safety structure in their area.
In the first incident on Monday 14 December 2020, at 06:20, a woman was attacked whilst leaving her home for work. She was stormed by three black males, one of which was armed with a knife. The woman opened fire on the attackers hitting one of them three times in the upper arm, once in the shoulder and once in the leg. All role players responded. The police were informed but at the time of reporting they had still not responded to the scene.
In the second attack on 15 December 2020, at 16:00, a woman was attacked by a knife wielding assailant who attempted to rape her. The woman’s husband came to her assistance and also raised the alarm causing the attacker to flee. All role players responded but there were no arrests.
The third attack took place on 16 December 2020, between 23:00 and 24:00, a group of panga wielding black males overpowered an elderly couple and severely assaulted them. The couple had to be hospitalised after all role players responded and found the home in disarray with blood smeared throughout the home. There have been no arrests.
A break-in at a smallholding also occurred on 17 December 2020, at 21:30, an unknown number of suspects sprayed the dogs with doom and broke into a rondavel on the property. There were no injuries.
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Information supplied by Oorgrens veiligheid
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