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09 March 2011 at 22:19 - Posted by Anonymous

Farmer stabbed in North West


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A 58-year-old farmer has been stabbed during a robbery on his farm Neuklaagte near Vryburg, North West police said. Photo: Independent Newspapers.

A 58-year-old farmer was stabbed during a robbery on his farm Neuklaagte near Vryburg, North West police said on Wednesday.

Two men attacked John Steyn, who lives alone on the farm, on Tuesday around 8.30pm, Warrant Officer Sam Tselanyane said.

They claimed to have a punctured tyre and asked him for a pump. While he was helping them they struck him over the back of the head with a rock when his back was turned.

During the ensuing struggle they allegedly stabbed Steyn seven times in the back and once in the stomach with a broken bottle. They fled with Steyn's white Mazda Drifter bakkie, which was parked outside the house. He fired two shots at his attackers, but missed.

He only managed to contact police and paramedics on Wednesday morning after he found his cellphone near where he had struggled with the pair.

No arrests had been made. -

Sapa

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