PMB farmer, 61, attacked

2010-04-30 22:16

Johannesburg - A 61-year-old Pietermaritzburg farmer is in a serious condition after he was attacked on his Thornville farm, Netcare 911 said on Friday.

Spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said the farmer was asleep on Thursday night when he was woken by two men moving around his bedroom.

A scuffle ensued and one of the attackers stabbed the farmer several times on his face, arms and back.

The struggle continued until the farmer pressed a panic button at his bedside. His assailants fled.

Wicks said paramedics arrived to find the farmer in a serious condition.

He was stabilised and taken to hospital.