The bodies of Danie Brand (83) and his wife Breggie (73) have been found after they were attacked in their home and kidnapped along with their daughter Elzabie (54) on Sunday 26 July 2020, in the Magogong agricultural area, near Hartswater, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The body of Elzabie, who was visiting her parents from Johannesburg, was discovered on Monday 27 July 2020, in a field in the Takaneng Village, in Taung, in North West province, after an extensive search.
The arrested attackers pointed out the location of the bodies of the Brand couple to the police on Tuesday 28 July 2020. The elderly couple had been left in the dense bush. They had been beaten to death, but what all transpired during this horrific attack is as yet not clear.
The three family members were all kidnapped after being violently assaulted in the home. The terrorists ransacked the home and fled with the family in their vehicles. People who had gone to the home to look for them on Monday 27 July 2020, after the family was unable to get hold of them, found a bloody scene.
One of the robbed vehicles, a Grey Mazda CX5, was found late on 27 July 2020, near Pudimoe on the N18, with three suspects, including a woman (42), who was apparently not involved in the attack. The two arrested suspects are 18 and 19 years old.
The fourth suspect (20) was arrested on Tuesday 28 July 2020.
The other stolen vehicle, a Nissan Micra, was found abandoned at Majaneng village, in Taung, in North West province on the night of 27 July 2020.
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