Mr. Cilliers with three of his grandchildren, Johan Cilliers (19), Gideon Nieuwoudt (10)
and Annemie Nieuwoudt (13)
An elderly farmer, Hendrik Cilliers has been shot dead at his home in Stella, near Vryburg, in South Africas' North West province.
The 77 year old's body was found half naked on the ground near his home on Sunday evening. He was bound and gagged, and his face was badly bruised, suggesting he had been beaten before being killed.
He had died from a bullet wound to his head,
According to police "The motive for his murder is unknown" and they are searching for his killers
UPDATE: Thanks to Badballie for this additional news report, it appears that Mr. Cilliers killers beat him and tied him to a tree before they shot him
Hat tip David, Peter and HC