On Tuesday, 20 January 2015 at about 14:00, a 78-year-old man and his 74- year-old wife were attacked on their De Wildt farm near Mmakau by three unknown men.
It is alleged that the man was outside their house pumping water from the borehole when he was approached by the suspects who threatened him with knives and pushed him inside the house. They allegedly tied the couple with cables before assaulting and burning them with a hot iron all over their bodies.
According to the information, they ransacked the house and managed to get access to the car and safe keys. They managed to take 4 pump action shotguns and a pistol. They then wrapped the couple’s groceries and clothes in a wheelbarrow and fled the scene on foot.
The couple was rushed to the nearest hospital with serious injuries.
No one has been arrested yet and police are on the lookout of the suspects. Investigations continue.
Media Statement from North West Media Centre
Source : South African Police Service