Farmer (80) Interrogated, Brutally Assaulted And Stabbed – Paul Roux

Chris du Plooy (80), a farmer from Paul Roux in the Free State, was brutally attacked on his farm. The attack occurred at approximately 04:00 on 2 April 2018.

A police spokesperson WO Lorraine Earl said that the attack happened on the farm ‘Rexford’. “The man was attacked and overpowered whilst he was asleep, he was stabbed, assaulted and interrogated by two suspects”

“The attackers dragged him from room to room in search of money and firearms whilst they ransacked the house. A shotgun, revolver and a cell phone were taken. The suspects then tied him to the bed and fled the scene.”

The farmer managed to free himself and staggered disorientated to the road where a passerby found him and took him to the police station. The man was taken to a Bethlehem hospital in a serious condition with stab wounds to his neck and chest said, Warrant Officer Earl.

The case is being investigated.

OFM