Protester’s rock puts mom in coma

2012-08-28 09:00


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Bloemfontein - An elderly woman is in a coma after protesters threw a stone at her as she was driving past their demonstration.

The rock hit Isabel Hugo, 67, in the face, reported Volksblad.

Hugo and her daughter Elsabe, 27, were in the car when protesters outside the town of Clocolan surrounded the bakkie and started throwing rocks at it.

A stone came flying through the open car window, hitting Hugo against the head and causing her to lose consciousness and drive the bakkie off the road.

The protesters had blocked off roads to Marquard and Excelsior and were throwing stones at motorists in protest against the Setsoto municipality’s action against squatters on municipal land.

A health spokesperson said Hugo had suffered serious head injuries.

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