8 October 2018
Tom Markram and his daughter, Christa, were attacked on their farm between Groblersdal and Middelburg by three attackers on Sunday morning around 10:15. Two of the attackers were armed with machetes.
Tom was assaulted in the attack and sustained head and arm injuries. He was treated in the Life Midmed hospital and have already been discharged.
The attackers demanded cash and a 9mm pistol but Markram does not own any handguns. They were not interested in the hunting rifles but took cellular phones, tablets, computers, cameras and jewellery.