A farm attack took place on 12 March 2023, at 22:05, on the farm Hermanus Valley, in Botrivier, in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
Mr. Paul Swannepoel (57), his wife and mother-in-law were overpowered, while watching TV on the first floor of their farmhouse, by four balaclava clad attackers.
Mr. Paul Swannepoel was violently attacked and beaten with objects including a rock. He fought back and the struggle continued with the attackers out the home and into the garden.
The attackers who were armed also fired off some shots but no one was injured.
As a result of the massive fight that Mr. Swannepoel put up he managed to protect the family and cause the attackers to flee with only a cell phone. However he was seriously injured and had to be transported to Hermanus Mediclinic.
No one else was injured.
Police are investigating but there have been no arrests.
There is no other information available at this stage.
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