North West farmer shot dead

2012-02-20 14:45
Mahikeng - A farmer was shot dead in Buffelshoek on Monday morning, North West police said.

The 49-year-old man and his wife were milking cows in their dairy when they were overpowered by about five armed men, said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.

The dairy is roughly 70 metres away from the couple's farmhouse.

"They were both taken back to the farmhouse where there was a confrontation between the suspects and the farmer. He was shot in the head from behind."

He died on the scene.

"His wife was taken inside the house and tied up. She was assaulted ... on her head with a blunt object," said Ngubane.

The gang fled in the farmer's car. The woman was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

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