Farm attackers 'have no place in society'

2013-03-18 09:10
Thandi Modise (Picture: Beeld)

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Farmer killed in North West

2013-03-18 09:29

A 67-year-old farmer was attacked and killed on his farm outside Ventersdorp in North West.WATCH

Mahikeng - People who attack farmers should be permanently removed from society, North West Premier Thandi Modise said on Monday.

"Perpetrators of violence against our farming community, particularly the vulnerable elderly, should have no place in society but be permanently removed," she said.

Modise was reacting to the murder of a Ventersdorp farmer on Sunday morning. Two men confronted the 67-year-old man outside his house on the farm Sterkstroom, police spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

They hit him over the head and dragged him into the house. They found his 64-year-old wife and attacked her. It was believed they also raped her.

The men tied her up and fled with two cellphones. She managed to free herself and found help on a neighbouring farm. The farmer died on the scene. His wife was recovering in hospital in Klerksdorp.

Modise said she was shocked by the attack and called for action from police.

"We call on police not to leave any stone unturned until those responsible for the heinous crime are behind bars."

She called on residents with information about the attack to help police with their investigations.

- SAPA
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