North West family shocked by mom's death

2012-11-07 08:50

Bloemfontein - A North West family has been devastated by the death of a mother who was injured in a robbery two weeks ago.

Popular and well-known Corlia Kock, 39, from Vryburg in the North West sustained a brain injury after she and her husband Malcolm and two sons surprised robbers at their family business on the evening of 21 October, reported Beeld.

The family wanted to make photocopies for a school project and caught the robbers red-handed.

“There was shouting and the intruders ran away. Corlia lay on the floor and lost consciousness,” said her sister-in-law, Dr Ruvé Kock.

It was not clear whether Kock fell or was hit over the head but she sustained bleeding and swelling on the brain and later had an infection as well.

 “It was a big shock for Malcolm and their two sons (Frans and André) when her condition deteriorated so quickly afterwards,” said Dr Kock.   

“She was a well-read, loved, nice woman and an incredible mom for her sons and wife to her husband. She was fit and ran half-marathons like the Two Oceans.”

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-11-07 09:05

    Sounds like she was a real asset to her family and community. RIP. Why don't these people rob and shoot high ranking cANCer officials? They have more money don't they?

      Vernon Rudolph - 2012-11-07 09:08


      piet.snot.77964 - 2012-11-07 10:02

      Luther the media do at times mention the perpetrators of crime but sorry to say that it is more often when whites are involved as perpetrators. There have been a few incidents in the Argus. The radio stations are the worst. I once queried Cape Talk and got an earfull.

      jody.beggs - 2012-11-07 10:13

      With a ratio of about 5/1 we all know the race on average ... But its not important , it just seems that way . Men doing bad things , the law needs to adapt to the violent crimes until there is a time when there are no more... Damn the man. Even is its as two strike system. But when criminals run the Country , do you really think the law will be harsher ? We need to fight the source of the corruption , Government ...

  • philile.xakuvana - 2012-11-07 09:34

    What a very sad stories indeed, my condolences to the family. Something needs to be done about the level of crime in this country. M black I dnt even feel safe.

  • carpejugulim - 2012-11-07 09:36

    What a waste of the life of a contributing member of society ... condolences to the family

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-11-07 09:51


  • Adil Smit - 2012-11-07 10:30

    So sad and so unnecessary.

  • siphobongohead - 2012-11-07 13:48

    Death to the darkie killers and robbers.

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