A South Coast farmer, whose home has been ransacked twice in recent months, shot dead an intruder and wounded another at the weekend.
The three intruders – one got away – had with them a blowtorch, hammers, pickaxes and rope. Ronald Lilje, 66, from Port Edward, said he believed the intruders planned to rob, torture and kill him and his wife, Lorraine.
When police arrived, Lilje said they congratulated him.
Margate police spokesperson Gerard Mfeka said the surviving intruder faced a robbery charge and was recovering at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, under police guard.
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