The business fraternity in the Free State has expressed shock following the brutal attack of former Female Farmer of the Year, Mimie Jacobs.
The former president of the Free State Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FSCCI) was brutally stabbed last night in a farm attack that occurred on her farm Rosemead, just outside Bloemfontein. She was stabbed by three men who were armed with knives.
According to the victim’s brother, Graham Jacobs, at around 8 pm, the assailants kicked open the door of her farmhouse and attacked her with a knife.
The newly elected President of FSCCI, Thabo Pitse, said that the attack on Jacob came as a big shock to all at the FSCCI.
“As the FSCCI, a chamber that stands to advocate and advance the interests of business people, we stand against crime, especially crime against women, children and vulnerable groups.
“We have a program of action in our strategic planning to come up with solutions that will help us reduce crime to save businesses,” said Pitse.
A close friend and mentor of the victim, Kobus Marais, CEO of Pathfinder Investments, told Bloemfontein Courant that he was shocked to learn about the brutal attack on his business colleague and local top farmer.
According to the police the suspects are still at large. “Any person with information or enquiries concerning the case is requested to call Sergeant Monaheng Johannes Masiu at Soutpan Detective Branch,” said police spokesperson Thandi Mbambo.
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