Woman, 58, stabbed, burnt and raped on her Harrismith farm

2015-10-05 11:08
A 58-year-old woman was stabbed, raped and burnt with an iron on her Harrismith farm. (File, iStock)

A 58-year-old woman was stabbed, raped and burnt with an iron on her Harrismith farm. (File, iStock)

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Bloemfontein - A 58-year-old woman was brutally attacked on her farm in Oatsdale near Harrismith in the Free State after she told two robbers she had no cash on her property.

The woman was stabbed, burnt and raped by her attackers on Sunday, said Sergeant Mmako Mophiring.

She had just arrived at her home in the afternoon when she found the two men on her property. They forced her into the house where they demanded money.

"When she said she had no money, they stabbed her in the leg and on her shoulder. They then also put an iron on her chest. She sustained severe burn wounds," said Mophiring.

The woman was then taken to a room at the back of her house where the two men took turns raping her. She was tied up with a cloth in the room while the pair ransacked the house.

They took the few rands she had in her purse and her cellphones before fleeing in her white Mahindra bakkie.

The woman managed to untie herself and ran to a farm worker's house where she asked for help.

She was taken to a KwaZulu-Natal hospital for treatment.

Police were investigating a case of house robbery, attempted murder and rape.

No arrests have been made.

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