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Limpopo police launch manhunt for farm attackers

BELA-BELA, September 13 – Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for a group of armed suspects who attacked an elderly couple, seriously wounding the farmer and shooting dead his wife, outside Bela-Bela on Wednesday morning.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the attack happened at around 8:30 on the farm TNT outside Bela-Bela.

“It is alleged that four unknown armed suspects, two wearing balaclavas and hand gloves, arrived at this farm, pointed the domestic worker with firearms and instructed her to the owners’ house.

“They demanded money from the owner and during that process an 82-year-old farmer was shot and injured and his 73-year-old wife was fatally shot.”

Ngoepe said the farmer is recuperating in a local hospital with serious gunshot wounds throughout his body.

“During this incident, a cash amount of money was robbed but it is not clear at this stage what other properties are robbed, but the determination through the crime scene investigations is still unfolding.”

Anyone with information was asked to contact Captain Richard Boshomane at 0798945501 or the nearest Police Station or the crime stop number 0860010111 or the crime line SMS line at 32211.


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