North West farmer beaten to death
Johannesburg - A farmer was beaten to death on Leeubos farm in Bloemhof, North West police said on Tuesday.
Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the body of 46-year-old Adriaan Johannes van der Merwe was discovered on the floor of his study at about 07:00 on Tuesday with head injuries.
"The house was ransacked by the suspects."
Ngubane said it was believed that the unknown attackers gained entry into Van der Merwe's farmhouse by digging a hole underneath a security fence on Monday evening.
"The suspects broke open the front door of the farmhouse."
Van der Merwe's vehicle, a silver RAV 4 with registration number FTY116NW, was missing. Police called for anyone with information to contact their nearest police station or CrimeStop on 0860 10111.