January 06 2010 at 04:06PM
In a scene paramedics described as "carnage", two elderly people were found murdered on their farm in the Free State on Wednesday morning.
"Paramedics were called to the farm this morning at (8am) and when they arrived on scene they were faced with absolute carnage," said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha.
He said the murder at Plaas Poortjie Farm, located between Senekal and Steinrus, appeared to have taken place late on Tuesday night.
"The male, aged 65, and his 60-year-old wife had passed away during the night due to the severe trauma they had sustained."
Police comment was not immediately available. - Sapa