Three unknown men break into a Mooi River couple’s farmhouse on P18 road in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands while having dinner in their farmhouse.
The couple named Isla and Allen was attacked by some men who brutally assaulted the couple and stole from them as well.
According to KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele, a case of house robbery has already been opened. It was reported that the men brutally assaulted a 31-year-old man, took some cash and a Bluetooth speaker and fled the scene on foot. The victim was immediately taken to the hospital for medical attention.
DA agriculture and rural development spokesperson in the province, Christopher Pappas, visited the couple at the Hilton Life Hospital where Allen was being treated for his injuries on Monday night.
Pappas said the growing number of incidents in rural and farming communities should be a concern for all South Africans. He also proffered some solutions that can curb these vices.
“While some choose to divide the country on the issue of farm and rural safety, the DA in KwaZulu-Natal has put forward solutions that can help to curb the trends. These include directly subsidising security initiatives in rural and farming communities, such as farm watches and patrols, utilising technology such as drones and licence plate recognition cameras in rural areas, categorising farm attacks and murders as hate crimes, establishing court watching briefs to track the progress of cases, and introducing properly resourced rural safety units and monitoring these through a dedicated provincial safety directorate in the police.”
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