Cape Town - The body of a farmer was found in a river after a brutally attack on his Kapteinsdrift farm in Bonnievale on Monday.
According to reports, Mr and Mrs Tool Wessels were attacked by four men wearing balaclavas.
The wife Liezel, who was stabbed in the chest and had boiling water poured over her back, managed to escape to a neighbouring farm.
The body of her husband was later found a few hundred meters from the home in a nearby river.
Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said the circumstances surrounding the murder and attempted murder are being investigated.