Saturday, 5 November 2011

South African Farm manager shot dead brother seriously wounded

Sean Schutte's wounded brother Louis Schutte is transported to hospital by air ambulance after being shot three times by farm attackers.

Earlier this week farm attackers shot a young South African farm manager dead and seriously wounded his brother on a farm near Witsieshoek, close to the border with Lesotho .

Sean Schutte (36) was shot in the heart when he and his brother, Louis, confronted two intruders.

The Schutte brothers pursued them to the Caledon River, where Sean was shot dead and Louis was shot three times in his upper body.  The badly wounded Louis was taken to Mediclinic, Bloemfontein, accompanied by his wife RonĂ©.

Mr. Bernard Maree, regional manager and member of the Free State Agricultural Union, said the attackers arrived early in the afternoon on the Alpha Estate owved Mr. Bernard Amm.  A domestic worker summoned help.

The Schutte brothers, farm managers on the Estate,  followed the men to the river where one of them took out the pistol and fired shots.  Maree said the heavily wounded Louis tried in vain to save his brother's life.  The attackers fled into nabouring Lesotho.

Miss Roline Pretorius, a long time friend of the Schutte brothers and their family, said it is a tremendous shock for the whole community.  Sean graduated Agricultural High School in Jacobsdal.  "He was at his happiest on a horse.  He was mad about outdoor living and his two children."

Louis Schutte is reported to be in a serious condition.

Hat tip: Heather

News report in Afrikaans 

1 comment:

eduard said...

Please note that there is a documentary DVD made about the genocide of Boer farmers and generally the whites. It is called "War of the Flea" and it was made by Rian van der Walt.