Farmer attacked and doused with petrol in Free State
A 31-year-old Free State farmer was attacked and doused with petrol in his farm house in the Koffiefontein district.
A manhunt has been launched by the police for two men who attacked the Andries Myburgh in a farm attack.
Myburgh was attacked with a knife on Monday.
The attackers bathed him with petrol and set him alight in his farmhouse.
The farmer in self defense fired shots at the men who managed to escape.
When he realised he was on fire, he jumped in a swimming pool.
According to police spokesperson Motantsi Makhele, Myburgh escaped with minor injuries.
“He went to investigate and was hit with an object on the head but managed to push the suspect away.”
“He was allegedly attacked with a knife by a second suspect, and in the process, he had petrol poured on him,” said Makhele.
“The victim managed to pull out his firearm and the suspects fled. He fired a number of shots in their direction and, while firing, realised that he was on fire. He jumped into the swimming pool.”
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