Young farmer critical after farm attack

CT Steyn (32) is in a critical condition in the hospital in Bethlehem after being stabbed in the heart during a farm attack…

Young farmer critical after farm attack
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The attack took place on Sunday night (5 March) on the farm Swartfontein between Warden and Verkykerskop. Three suspects are still at large at the time of going to print, according to a Free State Agriculture (FSA).

The suspects apparently demanded money from Steyn and stabbed him during the incident. They escaped with his bakkie and cellphone. Steyn called for help from a hidden phone he kept in his house.

FSA CEO Henk Vermeulen condemned the incident, saying it was the second farm attack in the province in a week.

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Annelie Coleman represents Farmer’s Weekly in the Free State, North West and Northern Cape. Agriculture is in her blood. She grew up on a maize farm in the Wesselsbron district where her brother is still continuing with the family business. Annelie is passionate about the area she works in and calls it ‘God’s own country’. She’s particularly interested in beef cattle farming, especially with the indigenous African breeds. She’s an avid reader and owns a comprehensive collection of Africana covering hunting in colonial Africa, missionary history of same period, as well as Rhodesian literature.