March 04 2008 at 04:13PM
A farmer was in a serious condition in hospital after being shot by robbers who confronted him at his house on Tuesday morning, said Mpumalanga police.
Assistant commissioner Nico O' Kelly said 44-year-old Jaco Oosthuizen had been sleeping at his Wolwefontein farm near Delmas when three men entered his bedroom at around 2am.
Oosthuizen tried to push the three out of the room but was shot once in the chest before his attackers fled.
The motive for the attack was unknown.
Anyone with information may contact Inspector Jacques Smook on 078 781 9330. - Sapa