British woman ‘tortured and killed’ in SA

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Susan Howarth was an avid horse and dog lover. Photo Credit: BBC

A British woman has died after she and her husband were tortured at their home in South Africa, according to reports.

Susan Howarth, 64, and Robert Lynn, 66, were shot at and tied up by masked raiders on their farm in Dullstroom, in Mpumalanga province.

Ms Howarth, originally from Southsea, Hampshire, died after the ordeal, on Sunday 19 February, local reports  said .

After being tortured, the couple were put in the back of a pick-up truck and left for dead in a ditch.

‘Lying in a ditch’

Mr Lynn, reportedly a former electrical engineer, was tortured with a blowtorch and knives.

According to local newspaper the Middelburg Observer, he returned home after the death of his wife, known by locals as the “English girl”, on Tuesday.