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South Africa Farmer Couple Tortured for Four Hours, Survive

By Richard Abelson

A farmer couple was brutally tortured for four hours in the latest horrific farm attack in South Africa, IOL reports. The attack took place on the night of September 8,  at 8 pm local time, in Kortfontein, between Koster and Derby in the North West province.

Chris Barnard and his wife Hesta were overpowered in their home by three attackers, severely assaulted and tortured. Chris was beaten with a wrench and a whip, his wife Hesta was burnt with a hot iron and also badly assaulted. The attackers also cut off her hair with a knife.

The attackers ransacked the home while brutalizing the couple for four hours before fleeing with the couple’s pick-up truck. Chris and Hesta were admitted to hospital with severe injuries, South Africa Today reports.

On Sunday, September 5, at 6:30 pm, three armed attackers invaded the home of Werner (55) and Estelle Buchner on their dairy farm near Nanaga in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

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