Manse attack: Mom opens eyes

2012-11-28 08:18
Dorothea Brits (File, Volksblad)

Dorothea Brits (File, Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - The wife of a Free State dominee who survived a horrific family attack, allegedly by her adopted son, has opened her eyes in hospital and might recover completely.

Dorothea Brits, 59, sustained a serious skull fracture in the Harrismith tragedy on 8 November, reported Volksblad.

Her husband and prospective son-in-law were killed in the attack.

The neurosurgeon treating Brits was apparently satisfied with the result of a recent brain scan and said she could recover completely.

She was still being sedated and had started breathing on her own. She has not been able to speak since the attack.

Her son Martin, 28, and Elliot Mhlambi, 41, were arrested for the murders.

Family friend Reverend Bobby Scherrer said the other Brits children were well and excited about their mother’s improved condition.  

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