Elderly woman attacked by four men

2013-04-12 08:52
Meisie Brits shows her injured arm. (Charl Devenish, Volksblad)

Meisie Brits shows her injured arm. (Charl Devenish, Volksblad)

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Bloemfontein - An elderly woman fought back when four men attacked her with pruning shears in her Bloemfontein home.

“While they broke my arm with pruning shears and wanted to rape me, I fought back with everything in me, holding my pants,” said Meisie Brits, 65, according to Volksblad.

She told how she was watching TV on Friday night when four men broke into her home. After hearing noises and seeing a man standing under her bedroom window outside, she just had time to call the neighbours and raise the alarm.

Two men overpowered her in her bedroom after breaking the security gate at the kitchen from its hinges and bending it open to crawl through.

They then broke a kitchen window to get into the house.

The found the big pruning shears on her fridge and used them to assault her.

“They didn’t talk, just kept assaulting me. If my neighbour didn’t come, they would have beaten me to death,” she said.

The men fled with her handbag, money, as well as her car and house keys.

Brits needed six steel screws and plates to mend her broken left arm as well as stitches for a wound to her head.

She has been released from hospital.

Police have arrested three of the four men.

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