12/01/2005 10:18 - (SA)
Polokwane - A man was shot dead and his wife was wounded when robbers broke into their farmhouse while the couple were sleeping early on Wednesday morning, Polokwane police said.
Police spokesperson Inspector Ntobeng Phala said the man, his wife and daughter, 9, were asleep when four attackers apparently entered the Sterkloop farm in the Polokwane district.
The man was shot in the chest and died instantly. His wife was shot in the leg. The daughter escaped unhurt.
"We cannot be sure what was taken as the house was ransacked," said Phala.
The police found a television set that appeared to have been dropped by the intruders on their way out.
The mother and daughter were taken to a local hospital for medical care and treatment for shock.
Any witnesses can contact Captain Valley Maboyi of the serious and violent crimes unit on 082-565-8151.