Wine farmer gains more than he lost after attack with newfound passion for life

Wine farmer gains more than he lost after attack with newfound passion for life

- A popular wine farmer was attacked and left for dead in his home

- Instead of letting the violent incident control him he took power over it and felt a new appreciation for life

- He posted a touching message on Facebook explaining how he felt and what South Africa means to him

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Charles Back is a well known wine farmer who owns he Goats do Roam Wine Company and The Spice Route Winery. He was attacked by at least three assailants and struck with a crowbar.

Deispte the violent attack he is more motivated than ever to work his hardest to make South Africa the country he knows that it can be.

He posted an emotional message on Facebook detailing his ordeal and the fresh resolve it has given him.

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His message tells how he returned to work the day after his attack. He was broken a bruised after the attack was physically and emotionally painful.

He describes his survival as nothing short of a miracle and he has a new appreciation for life and he feels great sorrow for those families who have lost loved ones on the ongoing violence which has plagued farms in South Africa.

“I am now doubly motivated to come into work everyday, and will continue to ensure that I can contribute and try make even the smallest difference in my community.”

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Social media users responded to his message with words of encouragement and admiration.

Jacques Scholtz: "This is the type of person who not only makes this country a beautiful place, but also keeps it going, and the type of person who will change the state of affairs slowly but surely. Touched me deeply... gives one hope. All the best with your future endeavors - I will support you, now more than ever. Truly inspirational."

Makhosazane Zulu Khumalo: "This is so sad. I wish you well and speedy recovery and to all your team members, I wish you nothing but the best in all your hard work and thank you for not going up on this beautiful country even thou it needs help and lots of prayers. ❤️❤️❤️ I am so touched."

Moses Alenbalu: "Sad!! If only we all know that life is ephemeral, think of it , no man will live for ever. We all need to love our neighbours as our selves, and above all fear God. Stay strong Sir, and may God continue to protect u, and I pray that those evil eyes won't see you again, amen!"

Edward Selematsela: "Wow, first time I read something so positive like this, you are very strong inside and outside, this country need people like you after going such a horrible experience, and you can still be positive, very sorry for what you went through and I am wishing you speedy recovery, you have stirred hope in me, thanks."

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