Monday, 19 April 2010

Family survive farm attack

A farmer from Syferbult outside Ventersdorp was shot in the leg on Sunday morning and repeatedly stabbed with a knife during a farm attack in an area close to where Eugene Terre'Blanche, leader of the AWB, was murdered only 16 days earlier

Karel Griessel, 49, had opened the door to throw a bone to one of his dogs when three men overpowered him and one shot him in the leg.

His two daughters, aged 12 and 17, hid in the house, one calling their mother, Mr. Griessel's ex-wife, who hurried to the farm armed and together with her foreman and a retired police officer.

The attackers were still present when they arrived, but fled when shots were exchanged

Karel Griessel was taken by helicopter to the Netcare Milpark hospital in Johannesburg, where he's in a serious but stable condition.

No arrests have yet been made

Full report

From Dina

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