A farm attack took place on 13 April 2021, at 17:00, on the farm Klipfontein in the Grootvlei / Balfour area in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Between five and seven armed attackers overpowered Fanie and Susan Gouws along with their disabled daughter in their home and brutally assaulted and tied them up.
The attackers, who gained entry to the home, attacked the family and shot and killed the family dog. They demanded money and firearms.
The attackers used a steel pipe to viscously assault the family.
The family suffered serious injuries during the attack. The attackers then fled on foot with only cell phones after something disturbed them. Susan Gouws managed to free herself went for help. All roleplayers responded.
Fanie was admitted to hospital with very serious head and body wounds after the assault. Police are investigating the attack but there have been no arrests.
There is no other information available at this stage.