A bullet meant for an 82-year-old South African lady, Ms Nel, reportedly got lodged in her bible after the assassins missed her by few inches.
It was gathered that Ms Nel’s daughter, 61, and her 63-year-old boyfriend were beaten in their beds with the handle of a pick axe by the attackers and left with head injuries, and the Police have launched a manhunt for six suspects after firearms and mobile phones were stolen from the house.
Before the attack which occurred in Mahikeng, South Africa, 82-year-old Bettie Nel was woken by noises and encountered two attackers in the passage of her house. After throwing a doorstop at them, a shot was fired and the suspects fled.
News24 reported that the bullet missed Nel, and hit the Bible on the side table next to her bed. This is coming amid continued violence against white farmers in South Africa, as President Cyril Ramaphosa attempts to quicken the pace of land reform.
While the South African President President dismissed fears that South Africa may come under sanctions if it carries out a proposal to expropriate white farms without compensation, it should also be noted that the murder rate was up seven per cent in 2017/18 compared with the previous year.