August 03 2007 at 07:17PM
Two intruders were shot dead on a farm near Greylingstad on Friday, Mpumalanga police said.
Superintendent Abie Khoabane said the farmer, Gerhardus van der Merwe, returned home between 8 and 9am. He noticed that part of the garage roof had been bent open.
On going to investigate, Van der Merwe found two men in the garage, one of them armed with an iron rod. The men attacked Van der Merwe, who drew his pistol. In the scuffle, both intruders were shot dead.
The suspects were aged about 18 or 20, Khoabane said.
Police were investigating a case of murder, and were trying to establish the identity of the dead men.
Nothing was stolen, and no one else was at home at the time of the incident. - Sapa