Farm couple killed in Limpopo

2014-03-30 15:34

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Johannesburg - A husband and wife were killed and a farmer tortured in two separate farm attacks in Limpopo, police said on Sunday.

The bodies of a couple were found on their farm Merebank near Lephalale on Friday, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement.

Police found the bodies of the 69-year-old man and the 66-year-old woman after their relatives had been unable to contact them.

"A post-mortem will also be conducted soon which might shed more light on the cause of death," said Mulaudzi.

The motive for the murders was not yet known.

On Sunday morning a farmer was attacked and tortured near Tzaneen. Two men, one armed with a firearm and the other with a knife attacked the 68-year-old farmer and demanded money.

"The two suspects allegedly tortured the farmer with a hot iron rod after he refused to give in to their demands," said Mulaudzi.

They eventually fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

"The two suspects also fitting the description are believed to have robbed two Pakistani shops in Bolobedu earlier in the day."

The man was treated in hospital and discharged. His 64-year-old wife was with him at the time but she was unharmed. No arrests had been made.

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