15 Jun 2018, Modimolle, Limpopo: Around 09h00 this [Friday] morning, four men attacked Dr. Herkie and his wife Dr. Leslie van Niekerk on their farm Varkenskuil outside Modimolle. A farm worker and Dr. Herkie was beaten up badly.
Dr. Leslie was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
Police spokesperson col. Moatshe Ngoepe said the couple were in their vehicle when the suspects emerged from the bushes. The attackers demanded money and in the process Lesley was shot through the window of the bakkie. The attackers also fired multiple shots on her husband, but he was not injured," said Ngoepe.
The attackers then drove to the house with the couple in their bakkie and demanded the keys of the safe. An unconfirmed amount of cash, firearms and the couple's bakkie was taken.
According to Ngoepe, nobody has yet been arrested.
The farmers and the police are hot on the heels of the attackers. Four helicopters, and a fixed wing aircraft assist with the search.
Anyone with information can call AO Gawie Greeff at 083 661 7239 or Stop Crime at 08600-10111.