On Thursday, April 13, Fanie Meyer (68) and his wife Elsa (65) together with their 9-year-old grandchild were attacked by an armed suspect aged 32, on their farm situated in Ofcalaco, outside Tzaneen.
The suspect accessed the house and together with the victims were locked inside. Mr. Meyer managed to escape with his grandchild and immediately notified the police and community security.
The police and community security reacted swiftly, and the suspect let the victim go. The suspect gave himself up to the police and was arrested. During the detention, one firearm was recovered.
The three victims were unharmed during the incident.
The suspect will appear before the Lenyenye Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday for house robbery, attempted murder, and possession of an unlicensed firearm.
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