Limpopo farmer killed in ambush

2010-08-03 10:12

A 46-year-old farmer was killed in an ambush as he went to work on

his farm in the Lephalale area on Tuesday (August 3, 2010), according to Limpopo


Koos Daffeu was on his way to his farm, Farm Lith, at 5.45am when

the attack occurred, said Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that he was ambushed at a low

water bridge on a dirt road. Several shots were fired at his vehicle from

unknown suspects who were standing next to the road.

“Daffeu kept on driving, but his vehicle overturned near a

T-junction approximately 600m from the bridge,” said Otto.

Police believe that Daffeu was shot another five times after his

vehicle overturned.

He was found dead on the scene with bullet wounds to his upper


Five spent cartridges from a 9mm pistol were found on the


Additional spent cartridges were found near the bridge, where the

first shooting happened.

“Tracks on both crime scenes indicate that more than one suspect

could be involved. It is believed that the suspects fled the scene in a

vehicle,” said Otto.

The motive for the attack is unknown.

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