Elderly woman sustained serious stab wounds during farm attack

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Elderly woman sustained serious stab wounds during farm attack
Elderly woman sustained serious stab wounds during farm attack

The Police in Letsitele outside Tzaneen has launched a manhunt for the two unknown suspects who instigated a farm attack on Friday, April 14, on a farm situated outside Tzaneen.

Reports indicate that two suspects gained access into the farmhouse around 14:00 and attacked the Van Der Merwe family. Two of the victims aged 76 years and 78 years were in the house and were hit with sharp instruments. The elderly lady was stabbed, and the old gentleman was hit with a sharp object before the suspects tied them up.

The suspects demanded money and searched the house. The suspects fled with cell phones and the car keys.

During the attack, the Van Der Merwe’s son managed to get to their neighbor and alert the police.

Community security and police responded to the incident, and the elderly couple was transferred to hospital. Mrs. Van Der Merwe is seriously injured while her husband is less severe. Both are currently in the hospital.

The police are investigating the incident, and anyone with information about the suspects should contact Lt Col Cecil Machimane at 082 451 7181, or the nearest Police Station, or the Crime Stop number 0860010111, or the Crime Line SMS 32211

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