Man killed on smallholding

2010-08-11 12:58

Johannesburg - A 46-year-old man died after five men gained access to his smallholding outside Tzaneen and assaulted him, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said five unidentified men wearing balaclavas waited for the man at his gate on Tuesday evening and then assaulted him with pangas and iron rods.

The man died on the scene.

A domestic worker on the property was assaulted when she came to investigate.

She was dragged into the house where two of the men raped her.

The men took cellphones and household appliances, including a television and DVD player. They may have also taken two guns from the safe.

Police were looking for the men and no arrests had been made.

A post-mortem was being done to determine how the man died.

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