Police at Modimolle are looking for three men who allegedly attacked an elderly farmer with a pickaxe. Photo as illustration.

Elderly man attacked with pickaxe


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A manhunt for three men ensued on Sunday 8 January at Modimolle, after an elderly farmer was attacked by three men who allegedly used a pickaxe handle to harm him.

According to the Modimolle Community Policing Forum (CPF) chairperson, Barend Pienaar, 65-year old Theuns Duvenhage was attacked on his farm on the Nyl Zijn Oog Road, near Modimolle.

Pienaar said that in the morning of the day in question, Duvenhage was attacked by three men who had hit him several times with a pickaxe on his back and then proceeded to tie him up with rope and wire and left him bound in his bathroom.

Pienaar said that the men started to pillage Duvenhage’s home and stole two revolvers, two cell phones and an undisclosed amount of cash.

He added that shortly after the incident was reported, 80 CPF members and more than 60 vehicles were patrolling the area in attempt to catch the three men. A helicopter was called in to assist in the late afternoon but the search was called off by the early evening. 

No arrests have been made and the men are still at large.

16 months ago       12 January 2017