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WATCH: Joburg woman fights off armed assailants

12 September, 12:37 PM

This woman bravely fought off three assailants in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Monday afternoon.

The three men, driving a flashy MG, stole a laptop from the student, Brixton police spokesperson Jeanette Backhoff said. The incident happened in Goring Avenue at about 17:00.

Backhoff confirmed that the men were apprehended in High Street, Brixton last night.

They will be charged with armed robbery as they were wielding an air gun in the attack.

“They are currently being held in the Brixton cells.”

Backhoff said the victim wasn’t harmed in any way.

The victim’s brother, Sandile Buthelezi, said on Twitter his sister  "is alright given the circumstances".

Buthelezi told News24 his sister is trying to come to terms with the situation and that she is "not in a space to speak to the media". 

The men are thought to be connected to other crimes in the area, but police are still investigating. 

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