Free State farmer hurt in farm attack

2013-04-03 10:00

Bloemfontein - A Vredefort farmer was wounded in a struggle with two armed robbers on his farm, Free State police said on Wednesday.

Constable Peter Kareli said Andries Cox, 61, was at his stock pen on the farm Middelerf when he was threatened at gunpoint by two men at 03:30 on Wednesday.

Kareli said the armed men wanted money and firearms from the farmer.

At the house one of the men woke Cox’s wife, Anna, and repeated their demands.

The police said the farmer told the men that what they were looking for was on the second floor of the house. On their way there a scuffle broke out between the farmer and the robbers. Cox was shot through the hand and a foot.

The men fled the scene with cash, jewellery and cellphones.

Kareli said Cox was taken to hospital and his wife, unharmed, was treated for shock.

  • Sergio Oneness Pentecostal Williams - 2013-04-03 10:38

    no sir he acted 100% correct, had he acted other wise the heading of this news flash would have been very different!

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-03 10:40

    So, now the farmer was stingy and as such got what he deserved. How about just fearing for his and his wife's lives. Considering that most farmers are brutally murdered and their wives raped, how could he not resist. It probably spared them a horrible death. They, farmers must fight to till death and never bow down. Good for you Mr Cox.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-04-03 11:32

      Probable the same idiot that wrote the article yesterday defending the farm attackers.

  • Eric Fana Moloi - 2013-04-03 10:48

    This country must prepare itself for food shortage in the next 5 years as the number of farmers will decline,currently we are left with 34 000 from 100 000,its a signal that food security is @ stake if ths problem persists,Zambia n Mozambique will be supplying us with food as most of the farmers are relocating there due to crime and instability on farms

  • musa.kamashobane - 2013-04-03 10:54

    Mr President Zuma, are these farm attacks going to stop some day? You said the other day South Africa is not a violent country, remember?

  • MK McKenzie - 2013-04-03 11:19

    Idiots. The lot of them. You attack/kill a farmer, you take food out of your own mouth. Then, when food prices go up because we now have to have it imported these same bright sparks complain that they go hungry because they can no longer afford to buy food.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2013-04-03 11:36

      But their ANC cadres will look after them, they probably are getting paid by the ANC anyway.

      Silenta Solly - 2013-04-03 12:05

      You know what they will do mos when they cant afford to buy food, they will rob other farms..........i just hate criminal all kinds

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-03 11:30

    Soon you will pay R200 per kilo for sheep, imported from Australia and you will pay with an arm and a leg for a live one. The ancestors are going to see a whole lot less sheep in the future.

      Silenta Solly - 2013-04-03 12:06

      Shaka that you???

  • Hein Huyser - 2013-04-03 11:43

    All of this happening while we have an army in a country with absolute zero relations to us.

  • Ian Despy - 2013-04-03 11:43

    Why does the media still persist in calling them robbers, they are NOT robber but murderers. Head line should read murderers attacks farm.

  • Cane Corso - 2013-04-03 11:52

    Where is that special units promised by T-Bone Mbeki when he disbanded the commandos. The death of the farmers is on his head. Drag his bigoted ass to the Hague.

  • moi.carla.1980 - 2013-04-03 12:32

    They are both lucky to be alive...that's the reality. There are very farmers these days that are attacked and live to tell the tale.

  • Sydwell Somashini - 2013-04-03 14:18

    If we have 34 000 famers @ present moment, how about spending R176 616 000 (176,616 Million) to protect farm attacks: Considering 1 province 1. Have 9 security monitoring offices in SA, each per province. 2. Install wireless cameras costing R2.8 M for all farms per province including panic buttons for farm owners. 3. Build a office with R1.5 M with monitors and receiver for wireless cameras per province. 4. Employ 6 workers each R4500 per month, two armed ones and 4 to view monitors for any suspicious activities as a salary cost of R324 000 per year for each province. 5. 1 Chopper for raised alarm event costing R 15 M per province. The total cost of protecting farmers would be R176,616 Million, which is lesser than R206 Million to protect one person.

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