Strict security at Bloem old age home after woman, 86, attacked

2016-01-28 21:15
(Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

(Jeanette Chabalala, News24)

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Bloemfontein – Strict security measures were in place at the Westerbloem Retirement Village in Wilgehof, Bloemfontein where an elderly woman was attacked on Thursday.

The security guard at the gate said he was given strict instructions not to allow anyone on to the premises.

Manager Jannie Nothnagel said, "The police are still investigating and we cannot allow anyone into the premises. The elderly people also need their peace."

The woman's family declined to comment and asked that their privacy be respected.

According to police spokesperson Chaka Marope, the 86-year-old was attacked with a blunt object.

She was discovered by her neighbour on Thursday morning after she noticed the woman's sliding door was open, he said.

"The woman was unconscious and sustained serious... injuries."

She was rushed to the Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic. Marope said the suspects might have used a water canal at the back of the house to gain access.

A case of house robbery was opened.

No arrests have been made.

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