Farmer attacked at Bronkhorstspruit home

2012-07-18 11:34

Johannesburg - A milk farmer was attacked in his home in Bronkhorstspruit after a tree stump was thrown through his bedroom window, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

"There were five suspects. They went to his plot and threw a tree stump through the window and attacked the farmer," spokesperson Johannes Japhta said.

"A couple staying in the house heard the screams. The husband of the couple fired a shot into the air and the attackers ran away. They entered the 64-year-old man's room and they found him on the floor injured."

The farmer was sent to hospital for treatment.

Japhta said police could not establish whether all five attackers were armed, but according to witnesses, some were.

The attack happened around midnight on Monday. The man's cellphone was taken. It was unclear whether anything else was missing.

"The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made. Police are investigating a case of attempted murder and house robbery."

  • martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-18 11:40

    attempted farm murder, 5 guys dont go to steal a phone, they go in force to make a show of force

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 11:50

      Safety in numbers. Typical ! Nothing but hatred for this scum.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-18 11:58

      Bunch of cowards attacking old people and children... When will these farm murders end?

      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-07-18 14:11

      5 Savages!

  • africanwolf - 2012-07-18 12:07

    Next time shoot in the head not in the the air it will be a lesson to other thugs

      Koos - 2012-07-18 12:53


      merven.halo - 2012-07-19 07:58

      Agreed, shoot to kill, get rid of the body. DON'T CALL THE POLICE.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-07-18 12:17

    One of this days there is no more farmers in this coutry than the cANCers of this country will be happy without food.

      merven.halo - 2012-07-19 07:59

      At least then the black youth can go and die of hunger somewhere in the country side.

  • barend.kruger - 2012-07-18 12:25

    Please tell me where, anywhere do you hear of white people attacking black farmers, killing black people or torturing them in their houses...You dont because it does not happen. Farm Murders are racially driven!

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 12:45

      Yet...Zuma says not ! But.......IF it was the other way round !!!! THEN......The countries farmers would be " under attack " by racist " forces. "

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 13:11

      @ JJ. What a chop. Even if this farmer is not white, so many white farmers have been murdered by criminal black scum, that barends comment does not have to change.

      JJ - 2012-07-18 13:17

      So Rob, that being the case we can go on any particular article which is somewhat relevant and make racially charged comments which only lead to widening the divide between us? I see what point Barend is trying to make and while i don't agree completely, I just don't like the comment based on the clear assumption Barend has made. My question still remain, if it was a black farmer would he be making that statement here...I doubt it. Anyway back to work...

      Nyiks11 - 2012-07-18 13:18

      Barend , Yes farm murders are mostly racially driven but I fail to see your point in this case since the race of the farmer is not mentioned

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 13:19

      " SIMPLE CRIME & ROBBERY BEING THE MAIN MOTIVE ! " If so, then why all the killing & torture or are these just simple attempts @ robbery gone wrong, whereby the " robbers " simply had to torture and kill ? Nope ! It's racial 99.9% of the time. The ultimate thrill for black criminal scum is to kill a white.

      Nyiks11 - 2012-07-18 13:42

      rob.baggaley When you go to a gunshop to buy a gun ,in your mind who is your intended recipient of that bullet ?

      mark.higgens.9 - 2012-07-18 13:44

      Yes Themba, crime and robbery being the motive.... committing a crime by robbing the victims of their lives!!!!! You have to be completely blind or plain stupid to see that this is not racially motivated.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 13:48

      @ Magayi. Any person or persons who enter my home without permission or an invite, wishing to cause myself or my family harm. Crime stats reveal that there would be a 99.9% chance that, that " person " will be black.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-07-18 13:53

      Rob Baggaley, one racist scum like yoiu sticks his thumb in his racist behind before coming to a conclusion that crime is racially motivated because that suits his racist agenda. Your approach is very scientific and I hope everybody agrees with you and that you feel much better now that you have successfully “PROVEN” the link

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 14:15

      Mgayi. That really is a stupid comment. Just think for a moment. If that were the case, then as a white looking for that type of ultimate thrill, I would not sit in my home, hoping & praying that I have a home " invasion " by blacks, just to " off " them. No, I would go out, looking for blacks to rob & " off " not so. Really silly reply ! @ Themba. Thats it, let it all out. You lose boet ! Bad comeback ! Just like a kid throwing his toys out the cot.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-07-18 14:44

      @ Bra...Lol...another " joker in the denialist pack. " Damn right Braso, white farmers do not " condone " the ill treatment ( if it exists ) of their workers.

      denise.ryan.5203 - 2012-07-18 17:06

      @themba; mgayi - Crime in SA is Black on White OR Black on Black. What is the common denominator here? Black racism and race hatred of whites in South Africa is real, virulent, and commonplace. There is plenty of evidence of this. By contrast, white on black violent crime is extremely rare. Just try to find examples of it on the internet and you will see just how rare it is!

  • UncleShep - 2012-07-18 12:54

    67 minutes put to waste...

  • helmut.smrz - 2012-07-18 13:00

    What can we expect with peanuthead at the helm. He with hes song's is the instigator

  • chanel.pringle - 2012-07-18 13:40


  • bakers.dozen.14 - 2012-07-18 13:46

    @ MemeMan have to agree 100% and added to that a 44 or 45 not to forget the night vision so that you don't hurt the cat. Redecorating is not as painful as a funeral and you do the redecorating not like you family who would do the funeral due to your stupidity and not taking the necessary precautions in the first place. Become aware ... be prepared.

  • dean.sanders.102 - 2012-07-18 14:30


      Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-07-19 08:51

      Really? Are you that stupid? How do you farm milk??? To farm is not just about what grows in the ground

  • james.freeborough.14 - 2012-07-18 14:32

    Why fire into the air? Fire at then and do not stop till you see 5 bodies on the ground, shoot them again for good measure...

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-10-04 19:03

    Who believes word Zuma says - not racially motivated? Rubbish - these thugs have got to be stopped. The death penalty must be brought back it is the only solution. The prisons of full of criminals, all costing tax payers to keep them there while they loaf around being fed three meals a day.

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