KZN farm attacks leave one dead

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KZN farm attacks leave one dead

Jeff Wicks | 2017-03-31 13:11:44.0

A Thornville farmer was killed and his wife was injured when they were attackedon their farm. File photo.

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A Thornville farmer was killed and his wife was injured when they were attacked on the Glower Oer Farm in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said that the 53-year-old man was stabbed and shot and had succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

“His wife also sustained stab wounds and was taken to hospital for medical attention. Firearms were also taken but it’s unknown how many at this stage‚” Zwane said.

He added that the motive for the attack is unknown.

“Charges of murder and attempted murder are being investigated by Thornville SAPS.”

In another incident in Shaka’s Kraal‚ on the KZN north coast‚ a farmer was shot and wounded in an “ambush style” attack on Thursday night.

Marshall Security spokesperson Kyle van Reenen said that the man remained in a serious condition.

“A man was found seated in a Toyota Hilux‚ having sustained a gun shot wound to the right leg. He was treated and stabilised on scene by Netcare 911 Emergency Care Practitioners‚ before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for further care.”

“On further investigation it was ascertained that a number of armed suspects ambushed the man as he was leaving his farm‚ firing several shots at his vehicle‚ before fleeing in an unknown direction‚” van Reenen added.

The gunmen remain at large.



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