A 33-year-old South African man will appear in court for attacking a couple at their farm in Free State.

According to News24, the alleged man committed the offence on the night of 3rd October when the couple was chatting with their neighbor on their farm in the Hennesman district.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi said during that night, two unknown people entered the farm house and started shooting.

“The 60-year-old woman was shot two times in the chest and in the knee and her husband, 62, was also shot two times in the leg while the neighbor escaped unharmed,’ said Makhele.

The attackers then are said to have fled the scene with the victims’ cellphones. Both victims were taken to hospital for treatment.

A manhunt for the attackers was launched and it led to the arrest of one of the suspects.

“On October 13, the Free State Provincial Organized Crime Unit working together with Hennesman detectives responded to information about a farm near Hennesman where one of the suspects who was a herdsman in the cattle post was found hiding and he was arrested. His friend is still on the run and the investigations continue,” said Makhele.

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