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

Cape Town - Rawsonville police are investigating a double murder after the bodies of two women were discovered on a Boland wine farm.

Both women suffered multiple wounds, police said.

Their bodies were found lying a few metres apart in a vineyard on the farm Witelsboom in the Slanghoek Valley.

“The motive is unknown and no one has been arrested,” said police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut.

The circumstances were being investigated.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

According to Nella Mouries, the bodies were discovered by her brother, Abraham Booysen.

“He was at the river fetching water and then he saw the woman’s hair sticking out. She was lying there, dead and he went and told the farmer.

“He was very shocked when I spoke to him,” said Mouries.

The Cape Argus could not reach Booysen or the owner of the farm at the time of going to print.

Cape Argus