An elderly couple in their seventies were violently attacked in their home on Wednesday 25 December 2019, in Cilliers, Kakamas, Northern Cape. The couple were attacked on their smallholding at 22:00 and violently assaulted. Their son who stays nearby heard the commotion and came to his parents assistance.
A massive fight ensued and the home was turned into a shambles, with blood everywhere and furniture destroyed during the attack. The son who was also attacked by the man, after a number of warnings, opened fire the attacker killing him.
The elderly couple were admitted to hospital for treatment but have since been discharged. The police were on the scene until 05:00 on 26 December 2019.
There is no other information available at this stage.