A short list of attacks, but the brutality stands out.
Reports say the torture continued for hours, from afternoon until the following morning.
He was assaulted, tortured, burnt with a liquid and stabbed with knife.
The torture continued from the afternoon until the next morning, 27 April 2023.
He was left injured, confused and traumatised.
The house was ransacked and his bakkie [i. e., pickup truck] stolen. The bakkie was later found burned out in Transkei.
There is no other information available at this stage.
Francis Davidson (75)
[Farm attack, farmer tortured, brutalised for hours, Maclear, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, April 28, 2023]
Reports say the man was sleeping in his van when wakened by barking dogs. He was confronted by armed individuals who bound him before taking items from the van. Taken were a spade, hammer, diesel, solar panels, and tools.
[Farm attack, farmer assaulted, tied up with wire, Naboomspruit, attributed to South African Police Service, southafricatoday.net, April 24, 2023]
Three attackers gained entrance to the home during night hours, and kicked open Botha’s bedroom door. The victim managed to fight attackers, who were wielding a spade, in spite of losing blood.
The attackers fled after Botha’s brother and neighbor were alerted by the noise and fired a gunshot.
[Farm attack, man injured fighting off attackers, defending family, Louis Trichardt, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, April 8, 2023]
The victim was found by a neighbor after attempts to contact him by family members failed.
Reports say Scholtz suffered a head wound and a rag tied into his mouth. An autopsy revealed that he suffocated to death. “Safes were found open and a rifle and handgun, money and two cellphones were taken,” a report said.
[Farm murder, man (76) assaulted, suffocated to death, Christiana, attributed to Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, April 6, 2023]