Horrific details have emerged following the farm attack on the farm Marshland, in the Dullstroom area, on Sunday, February 19.
It was reported that Sue Howarth (64) and her husband Robert Lynn (66) suffered at the hands of two merciless suspects. Read – Farm attack – farmer and wife attacked on farm near Dullstroom
Sue is in a coma in the intensive care unit of the Life MidMed Hospital in Middelburg and Robert is being treated at that hospital.
Both Sue and Robert are a British couple who have been living in South Africa for over 20 years, and Robert who suffered several stab wounds on his legs and back described the horrific attack as merciless torture.
Robert was also burned with a blowtorch during the attack, and said that two men standing beside his bed woke him up around 02H00 and they wanted money. A third suspect arrived and they wanted the laptop, bank cards, and pin codes, which Robert gave to them. The suspects blindfolded both Sue and Robert and began to torture the couple, after several hours, the suspects threw them into their vehicle a Blue Nissan Hardbody double cab and drove away.
Around 05H00 the suspects threw them out of the vehicle in a field on the way to Belfast. Robert managed to stumble towards the road and a passing motorist saw him and stopped to help. Emergency services and the police were notified.
The naked body of Sue was found in the field and she was unrecognizable and blue in her face. There was a plastic bag tied around her neck and she was lying on her stomach suffocating when they found her. She lost a lot of blood from the repeated blows to her head.
The couple was transferred to the Belfast hospital before being transferred to Middelburg. Robert remains severely traumatized from the horrific incident.
Both the police and Heritage Protection Group (HPG), are continuing the search for Robert’s missing vehicle and the three suspects.
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