Farmer shot in head by attackers

2011-02-19 12:14

A Free State farmer was shot in the head when men attacked him on his farm today, police said.

“Three men went on to Mara Farm in what we think was going to be a robbery,” said spokesperson Colonel Sam Makhele

“The farmer was shot in the head and the men fled with his bakkie.”

He said the farmer is in a critical but stable condition in a local hospital.

The incident happened at about 11am on Mara Farm between Frankfort and Tweeling.

Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and robbery and no suspects have been arrested.

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