An elderly farmer from Mpumalanga is recovering in hospital after he was attacked and shot three times on his farm. File photo.

Mpumalanga - An elderly couple was found dead in their home in Belfast on Wednesday morning, Mpumalanga police said.

“Their bodies were found by the police this morning (Wednesday) stashed inside a deep freezer in their house with their hands and feet tied with cables,” spokesman Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

Rudolf and Elna Van Heerden were both 79-years-old. They had been beaten over the head with a blunt object.

Two firearms were stolen from the house. Their Toyota Prado was found abandoned on the N4 near Middelburg.

No arrests had been made. - Sapa