Paarl farmer remains optimistic after 'bloody' attack


Farm attacks and murders recorded by the National Operational Coordinating Committee.

JOHANNESBURG – A Western Cape farmer has taken to Facebook to relay his experience after being attacked.

Charles Back, owner of the Fairview wine and cheese farm in Paarl posted a picture of himself covered in blood but was optimistic.

Paarl police confirmed Back’s attack happened on Tuesday night at his farm.



Back, who owns a number of Wineries in the Paarl region was attacked by three men who hit him with a crowbar in the head.

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"I want it to be known that this attack was not politically divisive in any way, but that these were just 3 common gangsters motivated by their own self-interests,” he said on social media.



Back went on to shed light on the attack.

"I was beaten up with a crowbar, have broken bones, was rolled up into a carpet and left for dead in my home. My escape is nothing short of miraculous, and I feel like I have come back from the dead."

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