Men in court for attack on elderly woman

2012-04-10 18:39

Johannesburg - Five men accused of robbing and attacking an elderly woman appeared in the Mokopane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, Limpopo police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said two of the men, Johannes Mathobela, 20, and Lerato Mkomane, 24, were granted bail of R500 each.

The trial was referred to the Mokopane Regional Court, where the five would appear again on May 2.

The men allegedly punched Anita van Niekerk, 62, and severely injured her when trying to cut her throat earlier this year. They robbed her of money, a purse, and a cellphone.