The statistics for farm attacks and farm murders in South Africa from 1 January to 30 November show that there were 412 farm attacks for this period, this is on average 1.1 attacks per day.

There were 59 farm murders, which means that a farmer is murdered every 6.2 days.

Gauteng tops the stats charts with 104 attacks with KZN registering 29 attacks. The latest one being in the Geluckstadt area near Vryheid where the De Waal father and son were attacked and robbed this past week.

In Dundee, Corrie Jansen van Rensburg was shot in the leg and her nephew shot at – the firearm miraculously jammed – and his father, Johann, brother and workers were also shot when a group of men attacked St George’s farm three weeks ago.

Police later said four men were arrested near Estcourt in connection with this attack and other crimes.

Five separate farm attack-related incidents were reported between last  Tuesday and Thursday morning.