A mother is recovering in hospital after four armed robbers attacked her, in front of her children in her Glen Gall farm home in Klapmuts, Paarl.
Reports said that whilst the husband went out to local shop, 4-5 attackers smashed a window, entered the farmhouse and assaulted the wife with a blunt object.
The robbers are said to have fled with a licensed firearm from the farmhouse.
The incident happened only hours after Stellenbosch wine estate farmer Stefan Smit was shot and killed by four gun-wielding suspects who entered his home through an unlocked door.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the woman was taken to hospital after receiving a head wound.
“Paramedics found that the two children had escaped injury, while the woman had sustained a moderate head wound. The woman was treated for her injuries and thereafter transported to a nearby private hospital for further care,” said Meiring.
Klapmuts resident Japie Engelbrecht said the incident was uncalled for and tragic.
“What happened was unnecessary and very tragic, and we need to get behind the root of farm attacks. Something must be done to stop this,” he said.