Manhunt launched after robbery on farm leaves two dead

Two suspects have been arrested and police have launched a manhunt for other suspects after a robbery on a farm near Phillipi left two people dead.

It is alleged that at about 8:50 am yesterday morning, a farmer and his son were busy with maintenance work on the property when ten men arrived on the pretense of conducting business.

One of the suspects took out a firearm and threatened the owner, who was forced to open a safe and hand over an undisclosed amount of cash. The owner, his son and farm employees were subsequently forced into a storeroom.

One farm worker aged 31 was shot in the scuffle and he died on his way to hospital. The suspects fled in a white Toyota Avanza vehicle and a white Volkswagen Golf.

Police and farm watch members were activated and they arrested two suspects aged 33 and 35, meanwhile another suspect was killed.

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A white VW golf was seized.

SAPS forces on the ground have launched a manhunt for the outstanding suspects with the assistance of the air wing.

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