Dec 27 farm attacks: one Boer murdered, Free State

Hennie Viljoen,  Bloemspruit smallholding, Bloemfontein Dec 27 2010 bludgeoned to death with rocks

BLOEMFONTEIN. – Mr Hennie Viljoen was ambushed on Monday December 27 2010 and bludgeoned to death by armed black men who were waiting for him at the entrance to his Bloemspruit smallholding near Bloemfontein. Volksblad journalist Vicus Bürger was told at the crime scene that the Boer had withdrawn cash from a nearby cashpoint shortly before. He had stepped from his Peugeot 407 to open the entrance gate to the homestead when he was killed. The attackers tried to use his Peugeot as a getaway car but crashed it shortly after fleeing. They then fled on foot. Mr Viljoen is survived by his wife and two daughters.


Willem Jacobus Serfontein, wife Anna injured, armed attack by three blacks, Ficksburg homestead Free State Dec 27 2010

    ‘Willem Jacobus Serfontein and wife Anna, a farm couple in their sixties, were attacked by three black men in their homestead on December 27 2010. Mr Serfontein had stepped outside to turn on his water-pump and when he returned to the homestead his wife was attacked by three black men who were trying to strangle her to death with an electric cord. Serfontein was injured while fighting with the men in an attempt to save her life. He was bashed over the head with an iron bar and sustained heavy bruising across his body as well as an injured hand and arm. He was treated at a local hospital. The Volksblad report does not describe how the couple were rescued and whether anything was stolen at all..

    About Adriana Stuijt
    Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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