Police are investigating a case of house robbery after a couple was attacked by four men on their farm in Hankey on Thursday.
The farm attack suspects tied up their victim and robbed him of several firearms including a Blazer 300 Winchester Magnum worth R 160 000.
Police said on Tuesday no arrests, after the bodies of five family members, including a six-year-old girl, were found on a farm near Harrismith.
The bodies of five family members, including a six-year-old girl, were found butchered on Saturday at Toekoms farm near Harrismith in the Free State.
The bodies of five family members, including a six-year-old girl, were found at Toekoms farm near Harrismith in the Free State on Saturday
The Humansdorp Regional Court sentenced a 32-year-old man to a total of 30 years imprisonment for a farm attack in St Francis Bay this year.
The Hawks have arrested five police officials and two other men on Wednesday morning for stock theft in the Free State.
Farm murderer Thapelo Mokoena ran from the law for more than 15 years but in the end he couldn’t outsmart SAPS detective Nkosana Radebe.
The latest farm murder victim was found with a knife in his hip when his body was pulled from a canal on a Free State farm.
A potential farm attack was averted when police swooped on a gang that was plotting to burgle a farm and confiscated an unlicensed firearm
Four of the people who were murdered were farm dwellers and four were farmers or farm owners according to the SAPS crime statistics
Farm murder victims were brutally tortured: burned with irons, battered, kicked or repeatedly stabbed to death.
A 54-year-old man was shot dead at his home on Thursday. According to police the farm murder occurred in Kraaifontein, Cape Town.
Police has expressed concern over the “senseless killings” of farmers. On Saturday, 24 April, two people were killed in another farm murder.
A reward of R250 000 is on offer to catch criminals involved in a Alicedale farm robbery. Goods to the value of R111 000 were stolen.
Bishopstowe police station’s claims that it does not have sufficient vehicles to deal with complaints about farm attacks does not hold water.
The farmer who fought back and shot dead his assailant during a farm attack on Wednesday escaped the ordeal physically unscathed.
A manhunt has been launched by police and local security firms for a suspect who was shot during a farm attack in Bishopstowe on Wednesday.
A farmer was forced to take drastic action, after he was targeted by a criminal gang on Wednesday. The farm attack has also caused a political outcry.
A farmer’s life partner was lucky to survive a gun shot wound to the head in the third farm attack in Paarl in as many weeks.
Farm murder is on the increase in South Africa and in many cases victims are violently tortured by burning, beating and stabbing.
Farm murders increased and the torturing of victims was prevalent in South Africa in 2020, according to the latest statistics released by AfriForum.
Preliminary investigations reveal the farmer’s version of the alleged attack, is not what in fact occurred on his Boskoppie farm on Thursday.
Locally bullet-proofed Ford Rangers are hitting their mark in South Africa’s bakkie market pointing to an ‘urgent need’ for protected civilian vehicles in the country.
Free State police spokesperson, Motantsi Makhele says whilst three of the attackers are dead, the fourth assailant is still at large.