Man recovering from hip op, dies in axe attack

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Johannesburg - An 87-year-old man recovering from a hip operation, has died after being attacked with an axe on his smallholding near Pretoria, Maroela Media reported on Sunday.


Five men attacked Lazlow, 87, and his wife Carol Bercsnyi, in her 70s, around 19:00 on Saturday on their smallholding in Bon Accord.

Lazlow Bercsnyi died from his injuries in hospital around 05:00 on Sunday.

Family friend Ian Botha said Carol Bercsnyi needed to be operated on for injuries sustained to her jaw and arm. She was attacked with a spade. She hasn't been told of her husband's death yet.

No arrests had been made to date, police told Maroela Media.

The chair of the local community policing forum, Livio Heath, said it was the third axe attack in the area.

A couple was attacked on their property in the Honingnestkrans area on Tuesday between 02:00 and 03:00.

They sustained minor injuries. Another couple was attacked in the same area around 02:00 on Saturday. Nobody was hurt.

- SAPA
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