Watch: KZN farmer (80) shot dead by police in Bergville

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Durban – An elderly farmer has been killed in a shootout with the police at his farm in Bergville this Monday morning.

Police had responded to a shooting at the farm earlier in the morning. It is believed that a local resident had entered the farm just before 11:00 am to recover goats allegedly illegally confiscated by the 80-year-old farmer.

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The farmer allegedly opened fire on the man, shooting him in the face.

The victim was rushed to hospital and police were called to the scene.

Heavily-armed police officers, together with an SAPS hostage negotiator, entered the farm just outside Bergville, Geluksburg area.

The farmer allegedly opened fire on police, who dived for cover.

A shoot-out between the officers and the farmer ensued. He was shot dead.

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A case of attempted murder has been opened, as well as an inquest docket.

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