They took R10 000, 3 firearms and ammunition. The men tortured the couple with hot irons and bashed them with an iron object.’ Mr Adlam has been admitted in very serious condition to hospital with a cracked skull. The Adlam couple’s daughter Claire van Wyk 32 wrote on her Facebook page: “Please pray for mom and dad. Assaulted in farm attack on Balmoral road. My dad’s condition is very bad.’
A few hours later she wrote: “My mom is very blued and sore but no fractures. My dad does not have bleeding on the brain, but about all his facial bones are cracked and he has not regained consciousness. The men went into the farm house, went to their bedroom, woke them up and tied them up. They demanded money, took R10,000, three firearms and ammunition and burnt them with hot irons and beat them with a metal object’.