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Fairview’s Charles Back survives attack

Charles Back
Charles Back and co. – bloodied but unbowed.

Charles Back of Fairview and Spice Route last night endured a brutal farm attack on his farm in Paarl. He was beaten up with a crow bar, receiving severe cuts and broken bones requiring hospitalization. He was discharged this morning and is now recovering at home.

In a statement that originally appeared on the Fairview Facebook page, Back said: “I want it to be known that this attack was not politically divisive in any way, but that these were just three common gangsters motivated by their own self-interests. I believe in the values that this country was built on, and continue to hope for harmony and peace. I am now doubly motivated to come into work every day, and will continue to ensure that I can contribute and try make even the smallest difference in my community.”


  1. Mr Back…you are an inspiration to us all! Wishing you a speedy recovery from your injuries. Hope to meet you one day at Fairview (our favourite spot in the winelands…seriously!!)


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