Elderly man robbed and assaulted on his farm in Durbanville

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Police in Durbanville is investigating a robbery case in which an 81-year-old man was attacked and robbed of his belongings inside his farm home at Kliprug Farm.

Robbery and assault

SAPS spokesperson Mda Rhode said security guards found a man covered in blood from a head wound along Contermanskloof Road on Saturday. The man was later identified as the victim who had been assaulted and robbed inside his house. Rhode confirmed that he was attacked with an unknown object by two unknown suspects inside his home. Police found a bloody axe and knives in the ransacked house.

Investigation and search for suspects

The suspects fled in the direction of Dunoon, and at this stage, no suspects have been identified or arrested. The Durbanville Police will investigate the case of house robbery.

Anti-crime activist calls for swift arrests

Anti-crime activist Hanif Loonat called for swift arrests and a justifiable sentence for the criminals. Loonat stated that these crimes against the vulnerable, children, women, disabled, and the aged, have been neglected for too long.

Recent conviction of murderers

The incident comes a few days after the Circuit High Court in Swellendam gave two men accused of murdering an elderly hiker in the Western Cape hefty prison sentences. John Lee Bron (20) and Jacobus Simon Skondo (26) were arrested shortly after the body of Erna Gericke (66) was found along a hiking trail on 21 March 2021.

As we can see, crimes against the elderly are rising, and swift action and justice are needed to prevent such incidents from happening again. We hope that the Durbanville Police will identify and arrest the suspects soon and that justice will be served.

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