A farm attack took place on 25 January 2020, at 22:15, on the farm Silverton, in Deelpan, in the North West province of South Africa. The attack, by six armed men, endured until just before midnight. The family of the owner, Derrick Mathews, including his wife, daughter and son with their partners and Derick’s extended family member John Mathews and his wife were overpowered by the attackers after they retired in the house from enjoying a family braai.
The family, including a woman who is 35 weeks pregnant were assaulted by the armed attackers and were all tied up. Some of the family members were strangled.
The attackers who gained entry via the laundry, ransacked the home and fled. The family have been left in a highly traumatised state.
There is no other information available at this stage. And there have been no arrests.
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