Farm attacks continued in May. Unlike the U.S., there are not many victim photographs, because the victims are still in danger, and don't want to draw attention. An exception is the former mayor of Verulam, above, who is a public figure.
The victim’s body was discovered in a cane field near his farm. He as riddled with bullets. Reports say the safe in his home was open and four of his firearms missing. (Naidoo is a Hindu name, the South African spelling of Naidu—there is no Coalition of the Fringes in present-day South Africa.)
[Missing KZN Mayor Manna Naidoo’s Body Discovered in Canelands After Farm Attack, SAPeople, sapeople.com, May 26, 2022]
Also in the home were the victim’s wife, three children, and their grandmother. Five assailants fled taking one cell phone.
[Farm attack, man shot in both legs during house invasion, Boschkop, by Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, May 25, 2022, 2022]
The couple fled, but were chased, assaulted, and bound.
[Farm attack, young couple ambushed, tied up, Kariega, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 25, 2022]
One of the workers returned to the house to retrieve a forgotten item. Noticing someone fleeing the house, the worker notified neighboring farmers who captured the assailant.
[Farm attack averted, 1 suspect arrested, Newcastle, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 19, 2022]
The 67-year-old farmer was doused with boiling water and family members were choked and beaten. The thieves took cash and cell phones.
[Farm attack, farmer tortured with boiling water, family choked, Newcastle, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 12, 2022]