Man stabbed to death in farm attack near Barberton

Man stabbed to death in farm attack near Barberton
Man stabbed to death in farm attack near Barberton

A 55 year old man was stabbed to death with an unknown object at a farm in the Barberton area near Nelspruit today. According to information the incident took place this morning at about 01:15 when five unknown men broke into the house where two males and a female were asleep. Three of the men were armed with firearms. The victim was stabbed when a struggle ensued between the victim and the suspects and he died at the scene.

The suspects fled with various household items in the victim’s vehicle, a Silver Chevrolet Utility bakkie with a canopy, leaving two other family members unharmed. A manhunt has been launched for the suspects and police are investigating a case of murder and house robbery.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is urged to call Detective Lieutenant Colonel Ruben Pilusa at 0715251839 or the nearest police station.

Alternatively callers can contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or SMS Crime Line at 32211.

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