Elderly farm couple attacked

A 63-year-old woman was killed and her husband seriously injured when they were attacked on their farm near Moedwil outside Rustenburg, the North West safety department said on Friday.

The elderly woman and her 62-year-old husband were attacked and assaulted on their farm Hartbeesfontein around 4pm yesterday, spokesperson Lesiba Moses Kgwele said.

“The couple’s feet and hands were tied with ropes and an electric extension cord.”

The farmer managed to free himself about two hours after the attack and alerted his farmworkers, who raised the alarm.

He was admitted to the Peglerae hospital in Rustenburg with serious head injuries. Six firearms, three cellphones and the couple’s bakkie were stolen.

The police launched a manhunt for three men, who allegedly fled the crime scene in the couple’s white Isuzu bakkie.

It was later was found abandoned after it had overturned in Mosenthal, outside Rustenburg.?

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