Two farmers attacked: Koster, Lichtenburg
2011-05-114 Lichtenburg. Sunday. Well-known local businessman Ferenc Nagy, 71, owner of Wimpy fastfood at Koster, was assaulted with his wife Klein, 67, by six armed black men who tied them up, tortured him with electric prods, and also deeply humiliated the elderly couple.
On the same day the Koster farm of Mr K P van der Walt also was attacked 70km away. The attack on the Nagy-couple occurred at 4.30 am on Sunday when the couple were asleep. The couple's dogs, two cats and free-range chickens were all poisoned on their farm a few km from Lichtenburg.
(source: Nicolize van der Walt). Lichtenburg farmers' association member Ewert du Preez said the six armed men had forced open the homestead windows with tyre-irons. He said the Nagy couple has suffered deep trauma from their ordeal: Mr Nagy was tortured and deeply humilated. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Aangerand-en-verneder-20110515 He's in hospital for X-rays and tests.
Mr Nagy 's clothes were ripped off, he was tortured with electric shocks, he was badly assaulted, his wrists and ankles were left swollen because he was trussed up like an animal during the torture.
After the six males left the homestead, Mr Nagy was forced to hobble naked with his burnt, tied-up feet to seek help at his farmworkers cottages 700 metres away to seek help.
"It is incredibly humilating for your workers to see you like that. How much longer can this go on? Every time a farmer goes to sleep he wonders whether this will also happen to him'
Mr Nagy was admitted to hospital for tests and X-rays to examine him for further unspecified internal injuries.
Local police warrant officer Sam Tselenyane said the attackers looted two pistols, some jewellery and cellphones.
And a chicken-farmer at Koster 70km away from the Nagy farm, Mr KP van der Walt, was also attacked by six black men on the same day.
It's not known how Mr Van der Walt is doing. The local civil-defence unit member Gert Richter said police are investigating whether the same gang could have attacked both farms.
Mr Van der Walt also was assaulted but his condition was not mentioned in this report.