A farm attack took place during the early morning hours on 15 October 2022, at Manderston Dairy Farm situated in the Thornville area in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.
A farmer and his family were attacked in their home by six armed attackers who severely assaulted him.
The family members were also threatened and assaulted.
The attackers robbed the family of personal belongings and also made off with a rifle safe containing 3 rifles, cash and bank cards.
On 17 October 2022, the Magma Security Investigation Team initiated an investigation into the matter.
On 21 October 2022, Magma Investigation team made a breakthrough in the case. Thornville Detectives and Magma members engaged in an operation where seven suspects were arrested.
The following exhibits were recovered:
3 x rifles.
Approximately R7000 worth of liquor purchased with the stolen bank card.
1 x rifle safe.
1 x VW Jetta which was used by suspects during the attack.
7 x cellphones
All the exhibits and suspects were handed over to Thornville SAPS.
The investigation is ongoing.
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