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.
(5/5) "I am now doubly motivated to come into work everyday, and will continue to ensure that I can contribute and try make even the smallest difference in my community."— Fairview Wine&Cheese (@FairviewWine) February 14, 2018
From everyone here at Fairview, we are so glad to have you alive and back home! pic.twitter.com/AOSHAyguQq
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.
"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.
(4/5) "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. I believe in the values that this country was built on, and continue to hope for harmony and peace."— Fairview Wine&Cheese (@FairviewWine) February 14, 2018
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."