Reports say an intruder’s gun failed to fire. The farmer had just pulled into his garage when approached by an individual who pointed a firearm at the victims.
[Farm attack, farmer ambushed, attackers firearm jams, Paulpietersburg, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 6, 2022]
Two armed attackers took the farmer's house keys and made off with a number of items from the home. Two suspects were found with the stolen items and arrested.
[Farm attack, farmer (80) and employee tied up, 2 attackers arrested, Camperdown, attributed to South African Police Service, southafricatoday.net, March 6, 2022]
The women, along with a domestic worker, were also bound. When the woman’s husband arrived home, he was assaulted, disarmed, and forced to open a safe. The five assailants made off with firearms and other items.
[Farm attack, 5 attackers brutally assault, tie up family, Nelspruit, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 19, 2022]
Six attackers were reportedly posing as prospective customers wishing to purchase bales of hay. The victim was found strangled in a barn after four of the intruders entered the farmhouse, bound Rappard’s wife, and demanded cash.
[Farm murder, 6 attackers kill farmer (76), assault, tie up wife, Delmas, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 20, 2022]
The attacker assaulted the homeowner as he returned to the house. Taken were a pistol, cell phone, and cash.
[Farm attack, worker assaulted, tied up, owner ambushed, robbed of firearm, Sundra, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 29, 2022]
Reports say the elderly victim was hit on the head. His wife, Magda, was then assaulted in the farmhouse as the attackers demanded money. Taken was cash and other property.
[Farm attack, elderly couple assaulted, man (73) critical, Bloemfontein, attributed to crime correspondent, southafricatoday.net, April 4, 2022]