Man killed, wife assaulted in Gauteng farm attack

2015-01-10 19:46
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng police said on Saturday that no arrests have been made after a farm attack on a couple in Lindley, near Muldersdrift.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said investigations into the murder and assault of an elderly man, the assault of his wife and robbery of their house continued.

"I can't anymore," were the last words Charles Henderson, 61, said to his wife Jenna, 60, before he died, Netwerk24 reported on Saturday.

The couple were tied with their backs to each other after men stormed their house on Thursday night after 23:00.

Attacked with shovel and brick

Beeld reported that Henderson heard the dog barking outside and when he went to investigate he was attacked with a shovel and a brick.

Jenna Henderson struggled for three hours after her husband died to get loose.

Their son-in-law Paul Orffer said Charles Henderson lost a lot of blood and died for R600, cellphones, a TV, DVD player and an iPad.

Orffer said his father-in-law was hit over the head with a brick a couple of metres from the kitchen door and dragged inside, while his mother-in-law was kicked in the head and hit.

He said a man was arrested after being traced with the iPad, but Dlamini denied anyone had been arrested.

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