Police arrest ‘Herdsman’ who attacked and shot elderly couple in Free State



Police have arrested a suspect who allegedly attacked and shot an elderly couple in their home in Hennenman, Free State.

The 33-year-old suspect was arrested on Tuesday, three days after the incident.

“This follows an incident at about 10.10pm on Saturday when an elderly couple was sitting and chatting with their neighbour at a farm in Hennenman district.

“Two unknown suspects allegedly entered the farm house and started shooting.”

“The 60-year-old woman was shot in the chest and in the knee, and her husband, who is 62, was also shot twice in the leg. The neighbour escaped unharmed,” he said.

The suspect and his accomplice allegedly fled the scene with the victims’ cellphones.

His accomplice is still on the run,

The wounded couple was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Makhele said: “On October 13, the Free State Organised Crime Unit, working together with Hennenman detectives, responded to information that led them to a farm near Hennenman where one of the suspects, a herdsman, was found hiding and arrested.”

“His accomplice is still on the run and investigations continue.”

The suspect will appear in the Hennenman magistrate’s court on Thursday.

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