There have been 168,164 farm attacks in South Africa since 2010. During that period, 22,786 victims died white another 56,320 fled the country to live abroad.
The violence continues. Below are some of the attacks that occurred within recent days.
Reports say the couple was found locked in their bedroom. The fire was set in the home’s lounge.
Blood found outside the home indicates the couple had been attacked prior to being forced into their home, where they later perished in flames.
[NO EXCUSES! Old Couple Tortured & Burnt Alive in Bapsfontein! DA Blames Police for Ignoring Rural Safety, unattributed, 94.7fm.co.za, February 8, 2021]
Terrible story.— Kara van der Berg (@cara_met_n_k) March 4, 2021
Murder in suburbia – elderly West Acres couple attacked https://t.co/siNELdMnNg
Reports say the couple moved into the home on January 15, 2021. The incident occurred March 3, 2021, reports say.
[Murder in suburbia – elderly West Acres couple attacked, by Chelsea Pieterse, Kara van der Berg, and Linzetta Calitz, lowvelder.co.za, March 3, 2021]
A report says Wyser was found bound in the home’s restroom by a friend who stopped by the house.
The crime reportedly occurred after 8:30 a.m. on March 3, 2021. Wyser and his employee were discovered at about 10:45 that morning.
[Homeowner ‘stable’ after shot in head in Moot robbery, by Carli Koch, rekord.co.za, March 3, 2021]
Three intruders assaulted a family in the early morning hours. The victims were beaten with a metal pipe and bound. One attacker said he planned to kill at least one member of the family. Fortunately, a female victim managed to alert another family member on an upper floor who contacted neighbors. Upon realizing their dilemma, the intruders fled, but not without threatening to rape the woman.
“A firearm and three phones were stolen in the attack,” according to southafricatoday.net.
Koperfontein is located in the North West province of South Africa.
[Farm attack, family assaulted with a steel pipe, tied up, robbed, Koperfontein, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 5, 2021]
#SpeakOut 📢— Jeanette de Villiers (@devilliers98) March 5, 2021
Another Farm Attack took place on 4 March 2021 in South Africa. Four attackers, two with firearms and one with a panga overpowered, assaulted and tied up a male victim. The attackers gained entrance just as the victim was closing his door.https://t.co/d2krtqu5MX
The victim was beaten and bound as the intruders ransacked his farm house. The victim was left traumatized, but not seriously injured.
[Farm attack, four armed attackers assault, tie up man, Rhenosterfontein, Rustenburg, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 5, 2021]
That attack reportedly occurred March 3, 2021.
Three suspects were arrested.
[3 More farm attackers arrested after farmer shoots 1 dead and wounds another, Kirkwood, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 5, 2021]
[Farm attack: Farmer seriously injured by 6 attackers, manages shoot 1 dead, Kirkwood, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 3, 2021]
The attackers apparently broke into the park, hid in shrubs, and ambushed the couple upon their arrival. The assailants reportedly beat their victims in their faces, then made off with a wallet and cell phone.
That attack reportedly occurred March 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.
[Elderly owners of Seaview lion park ambushed, assaulted, robbed, Port Elizabeth, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 3, 2021]
“Five attackers aged between 27 and 34 were arrested and a number of robbed items, including electronic equipment, clothes and other household items were recovered,” according to southafricatoday.net.
The attack occurred February 28, 2021.
[Thabazimbi farm attack, security companies pursue, arrest 5 attackers, Brits, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, March 2, 2021]
The unidentified woman managed to release herself after the attack.
The incident occurred February 25, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.
[Farm attack, woman overpowered, assaulted, tied up, Boschkop, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, February 25, 2021]
The intruders pretended to be interested in purchasing sheep, but then demanded cash and firearms after which one of the assailants shot the victim in the back of her head.
#SpeakOut 📢— Jeanette de Villiers (@devilliers98) February 25, 2021
Another Farm Attack took place on 25 February 2021 in South Africa. A woman was overpowered, assaulted and tied up by an unknown number of attackers who ransacked the home and loaded a number of household items onto a bakkie.https://t.co/jLIdFSsoEk
Drakenstein Farm Watch (DFW) reportedly responded and treated the woman’s injuries, secured the crime scene for police, and waited with the victim for an ambulance.
The incident occurred February 25, 2021.
[Farm attack, elderly woman shot in the head, Paarl, via Drakenstein Farm Watch, southafricatoday.net, February 25, 2021]
The assailants made off with firearms, household items, and Brandt’s small Toyota pickup truck.
The crime occurred February 24, 2021.
#SpeakOut 📢— Jeanette de Villiers (@devilliers98) February 24, 2021
Another Farm Attack took place during the day on 24 February 2021, 20 km east of Standerton in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Mr Vernon Brandt was overpowered, assaulted and tied up in his home by at least five attackers.https://t.co/cZwOhikcHk
[Farm attack, man assaulted, tied up by 5 attackers, home ransacked, Standerton, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, February 24, 2021]
Henry Roets was reported stabbed twice by the intruder. Reports say the commotion woke family members who contacted authorities. The attacker, who was attempting to steal a television, fled.
The incident occurred February 23, 2021.
[Farm attack, man who was woken by attacker in his room, stabbed, Pretoria, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, February 23, 2021]
The woman was beaten and bound as the intruders, described as four males and one female, who ransacked the home.
De Jager was lured to the farm’s gate where he was assaulted with an iron dropper. His mother was beaten with a hockey stick, a report said.
The assailants reportedly made off with R3,000 cash from a safe and two firearms.
The crime occurred February 25, 2021.
[Woman assaulted as suspects ransack farm home in Pretoria, The Citizen, citizen.co.za, February 25, 2021]
The criminals reportedly stole weapons and household items before fleeing in the couple’s vehicle.
The incident occurred after dark on February 18, 2021.
[Farmer and employees attacked in Musina, three suspects at large, by Cheryl Kahla, thesouthafrican.com, February 20, 2021]
That attack occurred February 18, 2021.
[Farm attack, elderly couple severely assaulted, robbed vehicle lookout, Muldersdrift, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, February 18, 2021]
Little information was given regarding the attack other than that trauma counseling was provided for the distraught family members.
The attack occurred February 17, 2021.
[Farm attack, family overpowered in their home, woman stabbed in the face, Roodeplaat, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, February 19, 2021]
That murder was reported September 28, 2019.
[Manhunt under way for Kameeldrift farm murder suspects, by Nicole McCain, news24.com, September 28, 2019]
Charged with murder and robbery are Nhlanhla Mhlongo, age 22 and Sakhile Cele, age 25.
The murder occurred February 6, 2021. The arrests were made February 14, 2021.
[Best friends’ arrested for KZN farmer’s murder, by Jolene Marriah-Maharaj, iol.co.za, February 17, 2021]
The attack occurred February 11, 2021.
[Stabbed Free State farmer shoots and kills three attackers, by Olebogeng Motse, thesouthafrican.com, February 11, 2021]
The home invasion occurred February 8, 2021.
[Farm attack, victims assaulted, tied up, look-out for 2 robbed vehicles, Rayton, via Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, February 8, 2021]