Free State – Suspect arrested for an attack at a farm

A 33-year-old man will make his first court appearance in the Hennenman Magistrate court for house robbery on Thursday 15 October 2020.

This follows an incident that happened on the 03 Saturday 2020 at about 22:10 when an elderly couple was sitting and chatting with their neighbour at a farm in Hennenman District. Two unknown suspects allegedly entered the farm house and started shooting.

The 60-year-old woman was shot two times in the chest and in the knee and her husband (62) was also shot two times in the leg whilst the neighbour escaped unharmed.

The suspects then fled the scene with the victim’s cellphones. Both victims were referred to hospital for treatment.

A manhunt for suspects was then launched which led to the arrest of the suspect.On the 13 October 2020, the Free State Provincial Organized Crime Unit working together with Hennenman Detectives responded to a crime intelligence led information to a farm near Hennenman where one of the suspects who was a herdsman in the cattle post was found hiding and arrested.  His friend is still on the run and investigation continue.