Farmer Wesley Wood stabbed to death, Doringkop, KwaDukuza
18 September 2011 Leave a comment
Farmer Wesley Wood, 30 stabbed to death: chased around in front yard while trying to flee with 2-year-old daughter from armed black attackers
Sept 20 2011 Beeld journalist Dries Liebenberg – KwaZulu North Coast farmer Wesley Wood, 30, was stabbed to death on his farm while fleeing with his two-year-old daughter. His wife Sarah, covered in blood, ran to her father-in-law’s homestead nearby.
The Wood family was attacked Sunday September 18 2011 17:30 on Kromarty Estate farm near Doringkop, KwaDukuza — after the family returned from the beach said the murdered young farmer’s dad Gordon Wood.Wood senior said police captured two attackers one of whom was identified. There is no motive: nothing was robbed.Apparently the armed farm-attackers had waited for the family’s return in ambush behind a bakkie underneath a car-port, and followed Mrs Sara Wood into the homestead when she took their oldest child, 3-year-old Rebecca, to give her a bath. Mr Wood senior said Sara had gone outside to their bakkie to fetch something while Rebecca already was in the bathroom. Sara was pinned to the ground by the three black males – but managed to flee from their grip and fled inside, valiantly holding the homestead door closed against the three young black males for a few minutes before it was kicked open.
She than ran into the bathroom and locked herself inside with Rebecca.At that point Mr Wood Junior, who had first gone straight to the chicken-battery, realised his family was under attack upon his return. He then grabbed his youngest daughter, aged 2, and fled with her to the front garden. There he was chased around with his screaminbg, small child in his arms and was stabbed to death in front of her, said Mr Wood senior.
The family is dreadfully traumatised, especially the children. The motive is not known: nothing was apparently robbed.
SAPS colonel Jay Naicker said Mrs Wood had pushed the alarm button after her husband’s killer’s had fled and police rushed to the scene, arresting two black males at the scene.
— It has been noted by a well-informed source that one of the arrested suspects has since then been released. The family has been unable to find out more details about the case since that time. They have also asked the UK embassy to investigate, since Mrs Wood is a UK citizen.