Woman attacked with razor after threats

2012-07-30 12:25

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Johannesburg - A Pretoria woman was attacked with a razor blade at her house in Daspoort, it was reported on Monday.

Louisa Putter, 58, was hanging up washing on Friday afternoon when a man in a balaclava overpowered her, the Beeld reported.

She was hit over the head and lost her balance. Her attacker then tied her to the wash line, according to the report.

The man started cutting Putter's face with a razor blade.

Putter had apparently received death threats over the phone and in the post, so her son Pieter had put his speed dial number on her phone.

During the attack, Putter was able to call him.

"When I answered the phone I heard my mother screaming my name repeatedly," Pieter told the newspaper.

He was in Hartbeespoort Dam so he immediately called a friend in Pretoria. The friend went to the house and got a neighbour to help.

Putter was taken to the Bougainville hospital in Pretoria West and was discharged on Saturday.

Pieter told Beeld that his mother had received letters in the post two weeks ago saying: "You will die bitch."

A strange man had also called her saying he knew she was alone and that he would kill her, according to the report.

A case of attempted murder has been opened at the Hercules police station.

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