Grandmother survived axe attack - report

2013-05-28 17:13

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Johannesburg - A Gauteng hospital confirmed on Monday that the grandmother who was reportedly hacked to death by her 14-year-old grandson, in an attack where three other family members were killed, is actually alive, a report said.

Police had initially said that the boy had allegedly murdered his  mother, grandmother, baby sister and young brother in their home in Etwatwa in Benoni.

But, Eyewitness News reported that the woman survived her injuries, but was still in critical condition.

A doctor at Far East Rand Hospital, Lekopane Mogaladi, told the website that the woman and a child were brought to the hospital after the attack.

Unfortunately, he said, the child passed on, but the grandmother was sent to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital for further treatment.

"She came back yesterday. She’s currently in our ICU, in a stable but very serious condition,” Mogaladi said.

Earlier, Beeld reported that the teenaged suspect allegedly took the body of his baby sister to the veld and drank her blood.

There have been rumours that the murders were carried out as part of a Satanic ritual.

The boy apparently lit candles on Thursday night before attacking his family.

His mother's body was found in the shack and the body of his baby sister was found in the veld. His brother later died in hospital.

A sister and cousin (both aged 8) were able to get away and find help.

According to a community member, a school book belonging to the boy contained signs like a seven-pointed star and the numbers 666.

They boy apparently told community members shortly before his arrest that he was part of a Satanic cult in Daveyton and that one of the tests that he had to do to be part of the church was to murder his family.

He would apparently then get R100 000 for this.

He was also supposed to drink the blood of his mother and the other victims, but the escape of the young girls spoiled his plans and this was why he had to take the body of his sister to the veld where he drank the blood before dumping the body.
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