Savage panga farm attack update, Middelburg

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Savage panga farm attack update, Middelburg
Savage panga farm attack update, Middelburg

A Man in his early 80s and his daughter returned from church, they unlocked and then locked the main gate at the main road, driving the few hundred metres down to the carport next to the house where three attackers with balaclavas and gloves overpowered them. The farm attack took place in Kranspoort, Polfontein, near Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province on Sunday 7 October 2018, at 10:15.

Two of the attackers armed with pangas grabbed the man and according to the blood trail he was repeatedly hit with a panga until they reached the house. Both father and daughter were tied up. The attackers spoke English, and requested a handgun and cash. They handed over a gas pistol, which the attackers left behind. They opened the safe but didn’t take any rifles.

The attackers fled the scene with cellphones the keys to both cars, small amount of cash and a tablet. Help was called over the farm watch radio as soon as they left, responders responded quickly, and had to break the lock on the gate at the main road, (easily identifiable for first responders) in order to gain access.

ER24 as well as Swift ambulance service from Groblersdal responded and the man was taken to Midmed hospital to get the wounds to his head nose and hand tended to. The daughter sustained no physical injury, but both the victims were traumatised by the attack.

The dogs were very frightened and hid away. They employ a domestic worker during weekdays. SAPS Middelburg is investigating, and by sunset no arrests have been made.

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