South African Farm Attacks In October: Pistol Whipped, Tied Up, Shot In The Leg, And Murdered
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This month's report of 13 South African farm attacks includes only one murder, but a lot of injuries and attacks on the elderly, as well as some success in fighting back.

  • An 80-year-old man and his 77-year-old wife were assaulted and bound to a chair by two armed attackers at their Western Cape province farm in South Africa.

The elderly man suffered head injuries after being pistol-whipped. The two attackers fled after a security company representative arrived. The attackers escaped with cell phones, wallets, jewelry, credit cards, and cash.

The attack occurred October 10, 2021.

[Farm attack, elderly couple assaulted, tied up in their home, Bettys Bay, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 12, 2021]

  • Johan de Kok was attacked at his farm house in the Fochville area, in the Gauteng province. The victim is about 80 years old, reports say.

The attackers loaded the victim’s small truck with stolen items and drove off. Among the items stolen was a gun.

The incident occurred Oct. 12, 2021.

[Farm attack, elderly man assaulted, robbed, vehicle lookout, Fochville, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 12, 2021]

  • Ashtonvale guest farm in the Bulwer area in the KwaZulu-Natal province was attacked.

The five attackers were armed with knives and a gun. The attackers fled after stealing two firearms.

The incident occurred Oct. 13, 2021.

[Farm attack, 5 attackers raid guest farm, rob firearms, Bulwer, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 13, 2021]

  • A man and his wife were attacked while enjoying an evening braai in Swartruggens in the North West province.

The couple was assaulted while their home was raided. At least one shot was fired. The attackers fled in the couple’s small truck, taking household items and a 38-caliber revolver. A braai is akin to a barbeque.

The incident occurred Oct. 14, 2021.

[Farm attack, armed attackers assault couple, raid home, Swartruggens, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 15, 2021]

  • Four individuals armed with handguns attacked farm workers in Mooinooi, in the North West province.

The victims were assaulted and bound. Stolen were five large solar batteries and three inverters. Four of the batteries were found abandoned, likely due to the prompt pursuit of police and protection groups.

The incident occurred Oct. 15, 2021.

[Farm attack, workers tied up, solar batteries, inverters stolen, Mooinooi, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 16, 2021]

  • Their barking dog alerted Barry and Pam Jones to an unfamiliar vehicle outside their farm home in Wasbank in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

Upon investigating, Barry was confronted by four armed attackers. He was placed in a choke hold and, with a gun pressed to his chest, forced back into his house. The attackers ransacked the farm house taking bank cards and three firearms.

The incident occurred Oct. 17, 2021.

[Farm attack, couple overpowered, firearms robbed, Wasbank, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 16, 2021]

  • Joppie Victor was assaulted by four attackers with knobkerries at a farm near Leandra en Delmas in the Mpumalanga province.

There was no report of items stolen. Knobkerries are clubs with knobbed ends used for hunting and as weapons.

The incident occurred Oct. 18, 2021.

[Farm attack, 4 attackers severely beat farmer with knobkerries, Delmas, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 16, 2021]

  • Jurgens Hanekom was shot in the leg while watching television in his Tulbagh home in the Western Cape province.

The farmer noticed five black males wearing balaclavas, two at his front door and three at a side door, when the shot rang out. Hanekom managed to retrieve a gun from his safe after securing himself and his wife in a bedroom. When a stone was thrown through a window, the farmer fired six shots, scaring the intruders away.

The incident occurred Oct. 30, 2021.

[Farm attack, farmer hospitalised after 5 attackers open fire, Tulbagh, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid,, October 21, 2021]

  • Guns and ammunition were stolen from a farmhouse in Paddock in the KwaZulu-Natal province.

The items were taken while the farmer was away. The robbery was reported by farm hands. Police arrested two suspects, ages 25 and 36, found in possession of some of the weapons.

The incident occurred Oct. 14, 2021.

[Paddock farm robbery, 2 arrested with stolen firearms, news release,, October 21, 2021]

  • A 57-year-old farmer was stabbed during a home invasion in Cambridge, Eastern Cape province.

A scuffle ensued and the suspect later died from his injuries.

The incident occurred Oct. 24, 2021.

[Farm attack: Family held up, man stabbed, attacker dies after scuffle, Cambridge, news release,, October 24, 2021]

  • 62-year-old Wally Worthman and his wife, Bernadine, were attacked by an intruder wielding an axe in their farmhouse in Marquard in the Free State province.

Wally was struck in the head from behind, then his wife was attacked. The intruder said nothing, but fled when the couple defended themselves. Reports say the farmer was seriously injured and both victims required hospitalization.

The incident occurred Oct. 24, 2021.

[Farm attack, couple seriously injured by axe wielding home invader, Marquard, attributed to crime correspondent,, October 26, 2021]

  • A 68-year-old farm manager died after being attacked near Kirkwood in the Eastern Cape province.

The number of attackers and their motive is unknown.

The incident occurred Oct. 25, 2021.

[Farm murder: Farm manager dies after violent attack, Kirkwood, news release,, October 26, 2021]

  • Three farm hands were shot in a farmhouse at Balmacara Farm in the Free State province.

Reports say five males burst into the home and opened fire. The victims were hospitalized.

The incident occurred Oct. 28, 2021.

[Unknown assailants open fire on farm workers at Balmacara, South African Police Service,, October 29, 2021]

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