A farm attack was averted when a farmer, Paul van Niekerk, returned fire on a group of seven armed attackers on 20 July 2018, at 21:00. The attack took place in Delmas in the Mpumalanga province.

Paul left his home to investigate a fire that was close by. He encountered seven armed attackers in his yard. The attackers opened fire on him with rifles and pistols and he used his handgun to return fire.

Afriforum who patrolled the area, heard the shots and scanned the area.

Report have it that the farmer allegedly shot and killed the seven farm attackers with his gun.

Police investigation is still on going.