Foreman killed in farm attack

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Johannesburg - A farm foreman was killed and his employer was critically wounded in a farm attack in Olifantsfontein, near Kempton Park, it was reported on Wednesday.

Four armed men held up foreman Edward Fouche, 30, and farmer Gert van Wyk, 40, at a stall on the farm Elandsfontein on Monday, ordering them to lie on the ground, Beeld reported.

One of them executed Fouche, Van Wyk's brother Riaan told the newspaper.

“He then pointed the weapon at my brother, who turned away and curled into a foetal position to protect himself. They shot him in the back, and the bullet went right through his intestines, then exited,” he said.

Captain Julia Claasen reportedly said the robbers kicked open the door to the office, where Gert Van Wyk's wife was counting the day's takings, and took the money before driving off in a blue Nissan bakkie.

According to Beeld, Van Wyk was in a critical condition in hospital. - Sapa


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