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Farm attack: 4th farm attacker dies in hospital after attacking elderly couple

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SA Updates earlier reported that 3 attackers died after attacking an elderly couple. The fourth attacker later died in hospital.

The farm owner, Antoon van Rensburg (78), and his wife, Ria (74), were apparently lured out of their house on Biesiesvlei around 13:00, after which the men struck.

The men allegedly aimed firearms at the Van Rensburg’s and stole cash, cellphones, and firearms. Four of them left in the Van Rensburg’s Toyota bakkie, while the other two fled in a Toyota Raider bakkie with which they arrived on the farm.

Ria got a chance to activate the farm guard.

The local farmers stopped and arrested two suspects in the Toyota Raider, aged 37 and 39, not far from the farm, the statement said.

At high speed, the other four suspects were pursued in the bakkie. Near Springbokpan, they started shooting at the farmers who were chasing them.

The robbers’ vehicle collided with a tree. Three of the robbers were pronounced dead at the scene while the fourth one later died at Thusong Hospital.

Police found seven firearms, ammunition, cash, bank cards and cellphones at the scene.

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