Another Christian farmer from the Uitkyk area in Mbombela, has paid the ultimate price for helping to feed his country. Henry Brown (70) and his family was attacked by terrorists with “pangas”, a type of machete, on November 3, 2019 on their farm in Mpumalanga South Africa.
This type of machete became a notorious weapon: during the Mau Mau Uprising in the Rwandan Genocide.
In South Africa particularly in the 1980s and early 1990s when the former province of Natal was wracked by conflict between the African National Congress and the Zulu-nationalist Inkatha Freedom Party, pangas was a popular weapon used during black on black mass killings.
A post on facebook today by the Bossies Civil Defence Group, sadly announced the passing of Henry Brown, after a brave and desperate fight for survival lasting 8 weeks.
This follows a mere three weeks, after the brutal murder of Katherine Irving in the same Uitkyk area of Mbombela. “Uitkyk” is the Afrikaans word for View. Watch Video of Katherine Irving murdered on December 8, 2019.
Mbombela, formerly known as Nelspruit, is the capital of South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province. For thousands of tourists from across the globe, it is the gateway to the Kruger National Park, home to lions, cheetahs, elephants, zebras, rhinos and other wildlife.
Albert Greyvenstein of Bossies Community Justice (BCJ) says Henry Brown had been in a coma since the attack. He was treated at Kiaat Private Hospital in Mbombela for serious head injuries.
He was later transferred to Rob Ferreira State Hospital, where Tommy his son, also injured in the attack was being treated.
“This is what my Dad look like today after the farm attack. It hurts to see him like this. Most people only know what he looked like before the farm attack. To think that attackers can be so cruel and destroy families. Medical accounts are still pouring in everyday. ” said Andrew Brown on social media.
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At around 2am on November 3, 2019 Henry, Martie and Tommy Brown were attacked by four panga wielding terrorists. The attackers gained entry to the house through a window, and during the attack all three victims sustained head injuries.
Henry had a serious head injury and Tommy needed urgent facial reconstruction.
During the attack one terrorist was shot and found about 200 meters from the farm house.
The deceased terrorist had since been identified as Pastor Thobela from a church in the Pienaar area.
Arrests made for the murder of Henry Brown by terrorists
On November, 3 2019 a suspect in his 40s was arrested and appeared in court the following day.
A police hunt is still underway for the other terrorists.