Sunday, 5 October 2008

Man killed in farm attack

04/10/2008 22:37 - (SA)

Johannesburg - An elderly farmer was killed and another kidnapped and injured in a farm attack in Garies, Kimberley police said on Saturday.

Spokesperson Cherelle Ehlers said the attack happened on Friday evening when two armed men confronted 69 year-old farmer Nick Engelbrecht as he was arriving at his farm.

The men threatened Engelbrecht with two firearms stolen from his farm, forced him into his vehicle and made him ride to a nearby farm.

Engelbrecht then ran towards the house of another farmer, 67 year-old Stefanus Kotze and his wife.

The men then shot and wounded Engelbrecht in his upper left arm and shot Kotze in the face.

Kotze died on the scene.

His wife then locked the house and called police and the attackers fled the scene.

Kotze's wife and Engelbrecht provided a description of the men.

Police managed to arrest the men, aged 18 and 19 in the early hours of Saturday.

They will appear in court shortly on charges of housebreaking, theft, kidnapping, malicious damage to property, murder and attempted murder.


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