The Star Late Edition

Farmer shot in head, wife injured

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A FARMER was shot dead in Buffelshoe­k yesterday morning, North West police said. The 49-year-old man and his wife were milking cows in their dairy when they were overpowere­d by five armed men, said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane. “They were both taken back to the farmhouse where there was a confrontat­ion between the suspects and the farmer, who was shot in the head from behind.” He died on the scene. “His wife was tied up and assaulted on her head with a blunt object,” said Ngubane. She was taken to hospital. The gang fled in the farmer’s car.

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