Ex-international rugby star Lukas van Biljon was repeatedly stabbed by a gang of armed men who shot his dad during a robbery at his farm in South Africa.
The former Springbok hooker, 47, was warned his children who were tied up would be killed, as the six robbers targeted the farm at Oranjeville, Free State Province, The Sun reports.
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The rugby star was stabbed several times as a “strong warning to behave.”
His 70-year-old dad Andre had tried to make a desperate call to fellow farmers for help on the radio but was spotted and was shot three times in the chest and hand.
He remains in hospital in critical condition.
South African Police spokesman Captain Loraine Earle said two of the attackers were arrested after local farmers were alerted and put into place an action plan to block all roads.