Suspected Limpopo farm attacker shot dead

2017-04-27 22:15
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Lephalale - A suspected farm attacker was shot dead, while several others are still missing after they attacked an elderly couple at a farm in Lith outside Lephalale, Limpopo. 

Police said four men broke into the farmhouse on Wednesday night and tied up a 73-year-old man and his 58-year-old. 

They stole the man's rifles and other items before fleeing. 

"During the process the victims managed to untie themselves and the farmer shot at... [the] fleeing suspects,"  said Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe. 

One suspect, aged around 20, was shot dead. 

The group dropped the stolen rifles and a bag, but made off with a cellphone. 

Ngoepe said police launched a manhunt to find the other suspects. 


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