Winterton: Farmer robbed and assaulted

2013-03-15 00:00

AN elderly farmer was attacked in his sleep at home in Skitsdrift near Winterton by four men in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The man was assaulted and robbed. He suffered a head injury.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident.

“A case of house robbery and assault has been opened for investigation … they [robbers] took some of the items in the house and fled in their getaway vehicle. No arrests have been made, and investigations are continuing.”

Koos Marais of the Kwanalu security desk said they were concerned about farm attacks in the province.

“We are concerned about the spread of farm attacks in the province. Government should increase police visibility in the rural areas,” he said.

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