‘It’s like drowning in pain’: daughter of slain Hartswater family

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‘It’s like drowning in pain’: daughter of slain Hartswater family

Heidie Taljaard, whose parents and sister were killed in a farm attack, describes the ‘nightmare’ they are living

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“The trauma is paralysing and threatening to destroy our lives. We live in a nightmare that is true. You feel like you are drowning in pain.”

These were the words of Heidie Taljaard from Cape Town after losing both her parents and sister in a brutal farm attack in Hartswater in the Northern Cape this week.

The alarm was raised after Taljaard and her sister Trudie could not get hold of them by Sunday evening...

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