18 Jun 2018, Mpumalanga: A man believed to be in his 20's was shot dead and a woman has been seriously injured in a farm attack on Sunday morning near Komatipoort, Mpumalanga.
According to AfriForum's head of community safety, Ian Cameron, the victim was shot multiple times when he was attacked by three armed robbers.
Police spokesperson Col. Mtsholi Bhembe said police are investigating a case of murder, attempted murder and armed robbery.
The woman was shot several times and she was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with gunshot wounds to her upper body and stomach.
According to Cameron, the woman's son, who was still asleep, heard the shots and then grabbed his own firearm and fired two shots which scared the attackers off and they fled the scene on foot. Several cellphones were stolen during the attack, Mtsholi said.
FREE STATE FARM MURDER:
In another incident, one male victim was found murdered on a farm in Marseilles, Ladybrand in the Free State. The victim was found murdered on Sunday.
According to Ian Cameron it's believed that the victim was stabbed to death on Friday and was only found on Sunday. An update will follow when more information becomes available.