A farm attack took place on 1 April 2023, at 01:30, on a smallholding in Louis Trichardt, in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Paul Botha (42) and his family, a daughter of (14) and grandmother (84), were attacked in their farmhouse by three attackers.
The attackers, who had gained access to the home without anyone’s knowledge, suddenly kicked open thee door of Paul Botha’s bedroom where he was laying in bed.
Botha responded by immediately defending himself ever conscious of the danger that he, his young daughter and grandmother were in. The attackers started assaulting Botha with a spade.
Botha who was severely injured and loosing a lot of blood continued the fight to protect his family.
The fight, with all three attackers, continued down the passage of the home. He shouted for help and his brother who lives in an adjacent house heard the commotion and came to his assistance.
Botha’s brother fired a warning shot causing the attackers to flee out the home without taking anything.
Botha who suffered numerous gashes from the spade was taken for medical treatment and stiches. Other family members were not injured during the attack.
The police are investigating but there have been no arrests.
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