Former Springbok hooker stabbed ‘several times’ during robbery on family farm – report

Cape Town – Former Springbok hooker Lukas van Biljon, 47, was stabbed and his father, André van Biljon, 70, was shot and wounded during a robbery at their family farm in the Free State on Friday night. News24 reported on Monday that two of the six alleged attackers have been arrested. The incident occurred when six armed men entered the... Read more → The post Former Springbok hooker stabbed ‘several times’ during robbery on family farm – report appeared first on African Insider.

Former Springbok hooker stabbed ‘several times’ during robbery on family farm – report

Cape Town – Former Springbok hooker Lukas van Biljon, 47, was stabbed and his father, André van Biljon, 70, was shot and wounded during a robbery at their family farm in the Free State on Friday night.

News24 reported on Monday that two of the six alleged attackers have been arrested.

The incident occurred when six armed men entered the Van Biljon’s house, firing shots and “tying up the children with cable ties”, the report said, quoting Free State police spokesperson Captain Loraine Earle.

“The former Springbok hooker was stabbed several times with a knife during the attack”.

The attackers fled in a stolen Range Rover, which was later found, the report said.

A joint effort between the police and local farmers led to the arrest of two suspects at a roadblock. The remaining robbers are still at large.

The arrested individuals are set to appear in court on charges of house robbery and attempted murder.

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Compiled by Betha Madhomu

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