Elderly couple attacked on farm

2010-03-25 10:10

Nelspruit - An elderly couple have been seriously injured in a farm attack near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday.

"The couple was found by their gardener when he came to work early in the morning and he went straight to the farm manager who phoned local security and police," said Inspector Dawie Pretorius.

The attack against the 82-year-old woman and 81-year-old man occurred on their farm, "Ooswes", in the Sterkspruit area in Nelspruit around 02:00 on Tuesday morning.

A group of men smashed through a glass door and attacked them before fleeing the scene with two cellphones and their Isuzu bakkie.

The woman sustained serious head injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital.

Pretorius said police were investigating the incident.

"We don't know at this stage how many suspects there were, and we haven't executed any arrests but we are investigating a case of house robbery."