A farm attack took place on Monday 10 October 2022, at 20:00, on the farm Groot Rietvlei in Laersdrif, North of Middelburg in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Mrs. Sannie Luus (80), who lives on a part of the Groot Rietvlei farm her whole life, was in the farmhouse together with her brother Gert Joubert (66), who was visiting at the time.
Mrs. Luus’s daughter and son-in-law also live on the farm but were fortunately not there at the time of the attack.
Three Mozambican workers knocked on the front door and Mr. Joubert opened the door because he knew the Mozambicans work on the farm.
After Mr. Joubert opened the door, the workers attacked and overpowered him and dragged him inside.
The Mozambicans demanded money and when the elderly brother and sister said they only have a little bit of cash, the attackers then started to brutally assault them.
They chopped Mr. Joubert over the head with a panga and beat Mrs. Luus all over her body with the flat side of the panga. She was also beaten over the head with a glass bowl.
The attackers eventually left with about R500, a TV set, cellphones, smaller items and Mrs. Luus’s grey Opel Corsa car.
They left the elderly pair tied up in the bathroom.
Mrs. Luus managed to untie herself and walked 3 km in the night to a neighboring farm to get help.
Mrs. Luus and Mr Joubert were admitted to hospital with severe injuries.
No arrests have been made so far.
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