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PICTURES: Piet Els brutally attacked on farm


Well-known businessman and diamond dealer Piet Els and partner were attacked on his farm just outside of Kimberley.

Entrance to the farm where the attack took place. Picture: Soraya Crowie

A massive police hunt has been launched after a well-known businessman and diamond dealer, Piet Els, was brutally attacked on his farm outside Kimberley in the early hours of this morning. 

Els and his partner, Magrietha (Rikkie) Alsemgeest (67), the owner of Kimberley Clothing, are currently being treated in the emergency department of Gariep Mediclinic where they are expected to be admitted. 

 It is believed that the attackers forced open the safe on Els’ farm and stole his vehicle, which was later found abandoned on the Barkly road, approximately 7km from the farm.

*This is a developing story and updates will be posted throughout the day.