Farm murder: Peet van Wyk (74) died protecting his wife, Kameeldrift

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Farm murder: Peet van Wyk (74) died protecting his wife, Kameeldrift. Photo: Pixabay
Farm murder: Peet van Wyk (74) died protecting his wife, Kameeldrift. Photo: Pixabay

The man who died on a smallholding at Kameeldrift, Roodeplaat, near Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa early on Tuesday morning 25 February 2020, whilst trying to protect his 72 year old wife against home invaders has been identified as Mr Peet van Wyk (74).

The couple heard a noise in the house around 04:00 and Mr van Wyk got up and confronted the two black male attackers and tried to keep them away from the bedroom to protect his wife.

The attackers blinded him with cellphone lights and then stabbed him several times and beat him with a stone over the head. Mr Van Wyk’s neck artery was cut and he collapsed in the passage. When his wife came out, she was stabbed in the arm.

The suspects entered the house through a window. And fled the scene only taking a TV and 2 cellphones.

Mrs van Wyk managed to get into her car and drove to her son who stays close by. Her son called the Police and an ambulance.

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