Two men are held over attack on elderly couple

TWO men were arrested for allegedly attacking an elderly couple in Limpopo when they arrived at their farm after church, their daughter said yesterday.

TWO men were arrested for allegedly attacking an elderly couple in Limpopo when they arrived at their farm after church, their daughter said yesterday.

Izak and Marrianne Jansen van Rensburg were confronted on Sunday morning as they tried to open the gate to their farm, in Marken, near Lephalale.

Anél Jansen van Rensburg said the men said they were looking for work.

"My father told them to leave. But the two men kept approaching and the next moment one of the men hit him in the face."

They were armed with a hammer, a baton and an axe.

"My father was tied onto the back of his bakkie, while the two suspects climbed into the cabin with my mother between them."

The attackers drove and lost control of the vehicle, crashed through bushes and a fence and stalled.

Izak had managed to free himself. He made it to a neighbour's farm and help was summoned.

"Before the police even reacted, neighbours with private planes were searching the area from the air."

The two men were expected to appear in a local court soon. - Sapa

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