Free State farmer shot dead, wife wounded

2016-01-29 18:00


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Bloemfontein – A Free State farmer was shot dead and his wife wounded when they were attacked on their farm near Rouxville, police said on Friday.

A worker found them on Friday morning at 09:30 and called the police, spokesperson Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana said.

“On arrival we found the husband dead and the wife in a serious condition. The husband was shot twice in the head and also sustained a serious bullet wound to the chest.  The wife was shot in the head,” he said.

The couple’s hands and legs had been bound with a rope. Their vehicle was missing.

The wife was rushed to hospital. Cases of murder, attempted murder, and theft were opened.

No arrests had been made.

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