Attack on Citrusdal farm: 68yo man narrowly escapes death

A 68-year-old man from Saldanha Bay was severely wounded in an alleged farm attack. The police are now searching for three men accused of having committed an armed assault on a farm near Citrusdal in the Western Cape late on Saturday evening.

The victim was visiting the farm with his wife when the incident took place.

The elderly man was attacked by unidentified intruders armed with a gun, a knife and a knobkerrie, according to the statement of police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana. Having sustained multiple injuries, he was taken to hospital and placed under medical supervision in the late hours of Saturday.

“The man was grabbed by the throat but he managed to fight back and press the panic button,” Sergeant Leandre Brooks of the Citrusdal police stated.

“Visitor at a farm was attacked by three suspects armed with a firearm, knife and knobkerrie. Victim fought back and was stabbed and hit, but managed to flee into the house and activate the panic alarm,” AfriForum’s head of community safety, Ian Cameron, tweeted.

The suspects fled the scene and are yet to be arrested.

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