Shot man sees robbers jailed

2012-06-19 09:32
Jannie Fourie in hospital after he was shot nine times in 2008. (Cornel van Heerden, Beeld)

Jannie Fourie in hospital after he was shot nine times in 2008. (Cornel van Heerden, Beeld)

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Pretoria - Two men have been jailed for 10 years each for a violent robbery in which a Pretoria man was shot nine times but managed to survive.

The court heard how Jannie Fourie was basically bleeding to death while still fighting back to protect his family against the robbers, reported Beeld.

Fourie had testified how he heard his wife screaming at 02:00 on 15 April 2008 and as he rushed towards her and the men attacking her, he was shot the first time.

“I could feel them shooting off my finger.”

He was shot in the knee, but managed to fight off a man running to the baby’s room. He was then shot below the heart and fell into the baby’s room.

“I heard the baby crying and realised I was going to die. Then the man turned to where my wife was. There was still blood in my body. I was prepared to give that last drop of blood to my family. I got up and gave chase. The coward fled,” testified Fourie.

Romeo Nkwagatse and Jonas Masemola were convicted on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, on two counts of attempted murder and one charge of pointing a firearm.

The family had only been in the house for 50 days.

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