Couple attacked in game reserve

2010-08-29 11:20

Durban - A woman was killed and her husband critically injured in an attack at their home on a game reserve in Cramond, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said an unknown number of people gained access to the Croeser couple's house in Msinsi game reserve at around 02:30 on Saturday and attacked them with knives.

The gang stabbed the man Morne Croeser, 34, in the stomach before they attacked his wife, Erica, 34, and stabbed her in numerous parts of her body.

She later died from her injuries.

Naicker said Morne Croeser was a police constable. He apparently managed to get hold of his firearm and attempted to shoot at the attackers, but none of them were hit.

A neighbour heard the gunshot and alerted police and paramedics.

Nothing was taken from the home.

Croeser was taken to hospital and was in a critical condition, Naicker said.

Police had opened a murder case.