At least five armed men overpowered an elderly couple outside their farmhouse in the Eastern Cape and looted two firearms.
The man (77) and his wife (73) sustained minor injuries after being hit with a blunt object, but did not require hospitalization.
The couple were reportedly attacked on a farm in the Dunbrody area, about 15 km outside Kirkwood, at about 7.40pm on Monday night.
According to police information, the couple arrived at their farmhouse when the group of men struck with balaclavas. They returned home after conducting an investigation at water pumps on the farm.
Sers. Majola Nkohli, police spokesperson, says the gunmen hit the couple with an object and threatened a firearm while they were being taken into the house.
The woman was forced to unlock the safe, from which the robbers looted a shotgun and revolver.
After this, both were tied with cables. The robbers searched the house for valuables and then fled with cash, four cellphones and the firearms.
Nkohli says the victims managed to free themselves and contact the police.
Sarah Baartman District Police have launched a large-scale search for the suspects.
A case of house robbery is being investigated.