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Farm Murder: Couple attacked and a 44-year-old woman shot dead

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A couple and an elderly woman were attacked and severely assaulted on Sunday evening during a farm attack in the Grootvlei area north of Pretoria. A 44-year-old woman was shot dead in the attack and seriously injured her husband.

Marius Müller, National Operations Coordinator for AfriForum, says an unknown number of men attacked the couple outside their farm home at about 9.30 pm on Sunday.

“The man and woman were walking to their home from their shop, which is opposite their farmhouse. They were then attacked by the attackers at the back door of the farmhouse, ”says Müller.

Ian Cameron, AfriForum’s head of community safety, says the attackers shot the woman twice. She died at the scene.

The man was kicked and beaten and sustained serious head injuries. Müller said the attackers fled on the man’s cellphone.

The man is currently in the hospital where he is receiving medical treatment. Müller says the man is in shock.

The man’s elderly mother was in the house during the attack. Cameron and Müller say she was not injured during the incident.

“This is the fourth farm attack in the last 72 hours,” Cameron says.

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