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Suspects were arrested when they returned for the second time to rob the same family. Image: Unsplash.

Farm attack: Suspects arrested when returning to rob the same family twice

Six suspects pretended to be police officers and robbed a family. Police caught them in the second alleged farm attack.

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Suspects were arrested when they returned for the second time to rob the same family. Image: Unsplash.

Six suspects will appear in the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court for allegedly attacking a farmer and his wife at their farm on Tuesday, 14 February.

The six suspects, aged between 40 and 42, were arrested for attempted murder, attempted robbery, impersonating a police officer, and possessing unlicensed firearms and ammunition.


According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the complainant alleged that he and his wife were at their farm on Tuesday, 14 February, when they were accosted by armed men who attempted to rob them of their belongings.

The farmer managed to call for help, and the suspects fled the scene in their gateway vehicle. The police and other law enforcement agencies followed up on information which led to the arrest of the suspects in different areas.

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SAPS spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala, said when the suspects spotted police and security guard vehicles approaching, they opened fire, and a shootout ensued.

They drove in different directions, others heading to Kokstad and Harding areas but were apprehended.

“Three vehicles were searched, and a police reflector jacket, 58 rounds of ammunition, and four unlicensed firearms, including two rifles and two pistols, were recovered. Two of the recovered firearms belong to the complainant. No one was injured during the shooting.”

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Another elderly couple that was allegedly tortured during a farm attack in Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal. Image via Facebook/Magma Security and Investigations.


Gwala said preliminary police investigations have confirmed that the suspects are the same suspects who posed as police officers and robbed the same family on Tuesday, 7 February 2023.

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The suspects accosted the family, demanded cash, took two firearms, and drove away in their gateway vehicle. A case of robbery was then opened at Franklin police station for investigation.

“The firearms will be taken for ballistic testing to ascertain if they were used in the commission of a crime,” she said.

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