Two farm workers at Kleinfontein near Brits were shot during an attempted armed robbery on Saturday night.
According to Chris Degenaar of Afrique du Sud security services, the husband and wife were in their room on a farm when three armed robbers broke down the door. They were both shot in the legs.
“The shots alerted other workers who came to investigate and the robbers fled without taking everything,” he said. Shortly afterwards, presumably the same suspects, robbed farm workers at gunpoint at Mamogalieskraal nearby.
“This time of the year, robbers target workers at the end of the month after they have been paid their salaries. People with spaza shops at their homes and where liquor is sold, are especially vulnerable.”
The robbers are still at large.