A farm attack took place on Friday 31 December 2021, at 15:30, in Zoutpansdrift, Brits, in the North West province of South Africa. An elderly couple were barbarically beaten, had paraffin squirted in their eyes and were brutalised by three attackers.
Only a cellphone and a little cash was robbed.
Willie Pistorius (80) and his wife Elmarie (in her 70’s) were attacked by three black men who brutally assaulted them at their farm house.
They are being treated for serious injuries sustained.
Elmarie’s jaw was broken and Willie’s ribs were broken after being violently kicked and assaulted. The couple also suffered numerous other injuries.
The attackers squirted paraffin in the eyes of the victims and they were threatened that they would be set alight.
Willie Pistorius was first brutally beaten and then tied up by the attackers. Elmarie was also beaten over the head several times.
The attackers ransacked the house looking for firearms and cash and left with only a cellphone and the little cash they could find.
After the attackers left, Willie Pistorius managed to free himself and raise the alarm.
The three attackers gained entry to the house by saying they want to buy chickens. A fourth suspect picked up the other three attackers in a vehicle afterwards.
There is no other information available at this stage.
Police are investigating but there have been no arrests.
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