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Western Cape: 2 Separate Farm Attacks In 24 Hours

News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Western Cape | Staansaam

28 Jul 2018, Western Cape: David Archer, 57, and his wife, Ilze, were attacked on a farm in the Western Cape in the early hours of the morning, during which Archer was shot and injured.

According to AfriForum's national community safety manager, Thomas van Dalen, the couple were attacked on a farm in the Bot River area at about 02h00 on Friday morning.

Three attackers gained access to the farm house and the dogs began to bark persistently. When the dogs did not want to stop barking, David decided to investigate.

As he entered the kitchen, three suspects, 2 of them armed with firearms, were waiting for him. One of the suspects fired a shot at David and wounded him in the lower leg.

David said the suspects seemed very nervous and insisted on money, computers and cellphones which he gave them.

Two of the suspects then made their way to the first floor while the other one kept an eye on David.

David then shouted at Ilze to lock the door of the room. However, this did not stop them and the two suspects climbed over a balcony and accessed the bedroom through the bathroom window.

The attackers grabbed the woman’s cellphone and a laptop before the trio fled from the scene.

David was admitted to a hospital in Hermanus for medical treatment. The police were on the scene and launched a search for the suspects. Police are yet to make an artest and investigations continue.


A Husband and wife and their two young daughters were assaulted by 3 attackers on a farm Stormsvlei in the Western Cape.

The suspects took a cellphone, a firearm and a Bakkie. The vehicle had already been recovered.

It’s alleged that the three suspects are from Zimbabwe.