Eastern Cape cops hunt farm attackers

2013-04-22 17:41
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Johannesburg - Eastern Cape police were searching on Monday for two men who attacked and injured a farmer near Middelburg.

"It is alleged that Marais van der Merwe, age 31, was attacked on his farm Dunblane on Friday evening around 20:00," Captain Stefanie Smith said.

"He was returning from town when he was overpowered by two unknown males wearing balaclavas when he stopped his vehicle in an open garage on the farm."

Marais sustained head injuries and lacerations to his arms and body.

One of the attackers had a panga. They took his cellphone, wallet, and money in his office.

The men left him in the veld about 2km from the farm house.

"He managed to find his way back home, took his vehicle and drove to the neighbouring farm."

Marais was taken to a hospital in Middelburg.

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