January 29, 2016

#FarmMurder: UPDATE: Rouxville Afrikaner farmer, Dr Bennie Cilliers killed by blacks on his farm

Rouxville - Rouxville farmer, Dr Bennie Cilliers, was a friendly and cheerful person who truly cared for his patients.

This is how Reverend Koos Möller describes the GP who was found murdered in his farmhouse this morning. 

Cilliers' wife, Cecelia, sustained a serious head injury after being shot and was flown by air ambulance to Mediclinic Bloemfontein. The couple was discovered by a farm worker around 09:30 this morning. 

Meanwhile, Free State Agriculture is shocked about the incident. FSA Safety and Security Committee Chairperson, Tommie Esterhuyse, says FSA representatives are currently on the farm. Esterhuyse says the increasing number of farm attacks since last year is a cause of great concern. 

Farm Attack statistics released this week by Free State Agriculture and VKB show a worrying upward trend in the number of incidents recorded annually. FSA says there were 79 farm attacks in the province during the course of 2015.

- See more at: http://www.ofm.co.za/article/local-news/177874/rouxville-gp-killed-on-his-farm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook#sthash.GTwcSzxn.dpuf

UPDATE: #FarmAttack TURNS to #FarmMurder: Farmer dies from gunshot wounds. Wife still in critical condition in hospital