South African farmer killed and wife stabbed and burned with boiling water in attack by four robbers

Mail Online | 5/15/2019 | Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline
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A South African farmer was stabbed to death and his wife scalded with boiling water by four robbers in balaclavas as they headed to church.

Tool and Liezel Wessels, both 55, were leaving their home in Bonnievale, Western Cape, to take part in choir practice on Monday night when they were attacked.

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The police said the pair were held hostage, but that Mrs Wessels managed to escape despite a stab wound and being burned with boiling water.

The mother-of-two alerted the police who later found Mr Wessels dead 200 yards from the house.

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Mrs Wessels was reportedly stabbed in her chest and had water burns down her back, the house was ransacked and the safe was missing.

Police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the murder and attempted murder.

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