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14 September 2020

Groot Marico – Three of the seven assailants who was allegedly involved in the attack of a farmer, his wife, their elderly father and two farm workers on a farm near Groot Marico on Wednesday 2 September, were arrested. They appeared before the court on 7 September where the matter was postponed. They will remain in police custody.

According to police spokesperson captain Aafje Botma, the attackers arrived on the farm on the Nooitgedagt road and overpowered the farmworker and his wife, and held them at gunpoint to gain access to the main house. Once they entered, they tied up the farmer, his wife and their elderly father. They were unable to open the safe and fled the scene with a bakkie and cellphones.

Police are currently searching for the remaining attackers.

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