Louis Trichardt farm attack
As per social media reports, the attack took place at 23:00 on Thursday, 18 February. Three attackers beat two farm workers and tied them up in their rooms before heading to the owner’s house.
An elderly couple was reportedly attacked in their home, causing the woman’s dentures to break. Emergency services responded to the call and authorities are investigating. No arrests have been made at this stage.
“The female (in her 70’s) victim’s dentures were broken in her mouth with the back handle of a panga, the male (in his 80’s) victim severely beaten”.
Attackers fled the scene
The attackers stole the couple’s vehicle, along with household items and weapons, and fled the same. The vehicle and weapons were used to commit two other armed robberies in the area.
The vehicle’s engine number is D4CB6993681, and the chassis number is KNEJC521565617280. Residents in the area should take note that the suspects are armed.
The events described in social media posts couldn’t be verified at this stage. We’ve reached out for comment and will update this article when official confirmation pertaining to the attack has been received.