Last month, South Africa's parliament voted to allow white-owned land expropriation without compensation. That followed South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa's pledge to return the lands owned by white farmers since the 1600s to the black citizens of the country. He claimed the land was "taken under colonialism and apartheid."
"This is normal in South Africa to be attacked on a farm," a 39-year old farmer Berdus Henrico told the reporter.
Berdus and his 51-year old partner Estelle Nieuwenhuys have been raided in the Limpopo province. The farmer has three bullet wounds – two through his shoulder and one through his face that came out the back of his neck.
"They took my hunting gun, my shotgun, two cell phones, our DVD player, our TV," said Berdus, adding that Estelle was praying, out loud, begging them to stop.