Read: “Torture” used in anothe

Read: “Torture” used in another gruesome farm attack over the weekend

What is going on with our local farms?

Read: “Torture” used in anothe

This weekend saw yet another farm attack for the year, this time in the Vaal area of Johannesburg. Three men broke into a 64 year old woman’s farm house on Friday night, a police spokesperson says the intruders used am electric drill to “torture” her.

Emergency rescue officials report that when they arrived on the scene they discovered all three of the woman’s dogs had been killed, reportedly shot dead. The woman was found lying in a pool of blood, a serious head injury, lacerations on her wrist as well as multiple puncture/ stab wounds to the feet.

Paramedics had to provide the woman with multiple “advanced life support interventions.” She was rushed to Vereeniging Mediclinic where she is said to be in a stable condition.  Reports also indicate that the attackers got away with the contents of the safe, a firearm , vehicle as well as a cell phone.

The Democratic Alliance has recently become more and more vocal over the recent violent farm incidents.

“These attacks have far-reaching implications for South Africa’s food security, and the well-being of our farming communities.”– DA Agriculture spokesperson Ina Cilliers

Police are currently investigating, News24 reports that the woman’s vehicle has since been recovered. There is no word on the attackers yet however.

Are farm attacks really on the rise? If so, what is causing that upsurge? Feel free to let us know in the Facebook comments.