Farm attack, owner shot numerous times, Rysmierbult

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Farm attack, owner shot numerous times, Rysmierbult
Farm attack, owner shot numerous times after, Rysmierbult

A farm attack took place on 25 August 2020, at 18:00, at Rysmierbult, near Potchefstroom, in the North West Province of South Africa. A farm worker was attacked, assaulted and tied up, the dogs were barking and the owner, Andre Marais aged 54, made the fateful mistake of going outside to investigate. He walked straight into the attackers and was shot numerous times.

The attackers only robbed the man of his firearm and fled. The man is in a satisfactory and has been admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds, mainly in his legs. He sustained between eight and ten gunshot wounds and required urgent surgery. There have been no arrests. There is no other information available at this stage.

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