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Spear-wielding man attacks couple in home

2012-10-17 08:40

Bloemfontein - A couple from Allanridge in the Free State believe they are lucky to be alive after a man broke into their home, waited for them in the house all day and attacked them as they returned from a Sunday lunch.

When Johan, 64, and Sharon, 60, Lourens returned to their home on Sunday afternoon at about 15:00, they saw their alarm wasn’t working and heard their dogs barking furiously, reported Volksblad.

“Suddenly the man stormed at me and kept stabbing with the spear. I tried to block it, but was powerless,” said Sharon who needed an operation to her thumb and was also stabbed in her arms.

Her husband came to her aid, managing to take the man’s spear and but sustained five stab wounds in the process.

She said their attacker - who ran away without taking anything - wanted to kill them.

“He doesn’t want to steal, he wants to murder. I am terrified.

“Blood pumped out of our wounds. The whole passageway floor and walls were red with blood,” she said.

The couple said they thought the same man had broken into their house twice before, prompting them to upgrade their security.

“I feel angry and powerless. The best security doesn’t help; what more can we do?”

The couple would now install the most advanced security technology as well as install a guard at their home.

“This was for us a final warning. You always think something like this will happen to someone else!”

Comments
  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-17 08:53

    only cowards attack the old.

      sani.ghana.3 - 2012-10-17 09:15

      We must thank Malema for preaching violence and hate, these are his racist criminal soldiers at work

      bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-17 09:27

      There is real hatred in our country... This is all thanks to Zuma (bring me my uzi) and Malema (shoot the boer) with their racist attitudes. It's time the world opens up their eyes to this genocide.

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-17 09:42

      @Bloulig I'm afraid the rest of the world is turning a blind eye!!!

  • typersa.baddy - 2012-10-17 09:02

    I hate these bastard criminal pigs!!! Can't all the good stand together and fight the evil??!! Is it soooo difficult!! We need to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-10-17 09:02

    NEVER think this can't happen to you! Be EXTRA vigilant & paranoid about security. Our country is in for an extremely rough ride :/

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-17 09:09

    shoot the f..cks if theyr'e in your house ! seems we should start carrying guns, just in case someone's waiting when you get back home !

      julie.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-10-17 09:35

      Shoot with what? The police disarmed many whites.

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-10-17 09:43

      Problem Annelize is that it is almost impossible for us to get guns these days, they are all owned by the parasites,or stolen from legal gun holders.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-17 09:32

    whites will only take so much as punishment for the past, do not over step our lines

      PmaQDaddy - 2012-11-21 10:54

      do you think blacks like getting robbed and attacked?

      kmkhize - 2012-11-21 10:55

      Lol, you are an idiot! Firstly, do not speak for all whites or think that crime affects the whites only. "Do Not Step Over Out Lines" Or What?? People need to understand that blacks are also affected by crime. We live in the ghetto with these thugs, therefore cannot roam freely or sleep peacefully as we are probably more likely to be attacked. (Notice how I said 'probably' as i do not just assume). All i'm saying is that when you get attacked, do not assume that it is racially motivated, it could happen to me too! Crime is crime. We just need to stand together and fight crime, black and white! Sheesh!

      schalkwbu31ger - 2012-11-21 14:59

      @kmkhize. I think it's not that we don't care about the attacks on black people, but it's your brothers that preach murder and mayhem.It's your government that cant control ts members and unions. How many times or instances have whites attacked protestors with bricks and stones and burn and destroyed other people's property /belongings. Try and get the Black's to stop inciting people and rather preach peace and working together. I only want to live in peace but are attacked by your brothers in my house. It's time you guys take the criminals on as some of you must see or know them. Bring them to book and bring a stop to this lawlessness. you are the people that can bring change and make the streets save again so that our kids and grand kid can play in the streets till very late without fear. Nobody want to live in fear everyday so get your community involved in rooting out the rubbish. Take on the Government and force them to help stop this nonsense

  • www.hephzibah.wapsite.me - 2012-10-17 09:41

    These criminals are weaklings.They need weapons to take on old people AND they still lose.sis,cowards.My dad once got a drill bit through his hand.Shrugged it off and went on working.The old men are tough i must say.Praise God they survived.

  • amanda.victor.92 - 2012-10-17 09:45

    This is genocide and not crime. When they lie in wait until you get home to kill you then they mean to kill you. The police can hide behind their fudged statistics, but we can see the truth.

  • john.ferreira.1213 - 2012-10-17 09:45

    Dit lyk of blankes in die land nie paraat genoeg is nie, of hulle dink dat so iets nie met hulle sal gebeur nie. Is hulle nie spyt dat hulle hul vuurwapens ingehandig het nie? Wie het gisteraand 16 Okt Special Assignment\r\nGekyk wat in Muldersdrift gebeur het? Mense julle moet wakker word, die rassehaat pot kook oor, die artikels op New 24 is bewyse daarvan.

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-10-17 09:47

    Dump him at sea for the sharks when he is arrested. Why waste time and energy for a trial.

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-17 09:48

    AS i was saying earlier on our brave intruders only dare to attack when they know for sure their victims are lonely women or elderly people. Or they can take on someone in case if their number prevails by 10 to 2. Chop off that b@stard's "spear" and burn him.

  • derek.helberg - 2012-10-17 10:10

    What kind of dogs do they have that lets anyone into the property, never mind the home? Was the attacking bastard a electronics expert or an alarm specialist? There is almost no one from this side of the equator that has BEE status that is capable of acomplishing this on their own unless he got inside help, or was trained by the U.S. Naavy Seals.

  • sedeshan - 2012-10-17 10:14

    The guy went back to tribal times...

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-17 10:34

    Just another day in South Africa, where teenage girls drink in the hope of having a retarded baby for bigger grants and where the President installs a bullet proof lift in his private home at the cost of taxpayers and the poor.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-10-17 10:34

    Shoot the bastard, Shoot the criminal

  • Mfundo Ndlovu - 2012-10-17 10:37

    i think the man needs Jesus, otherwise he will be fine for there is nothing impossible with God. he gave his only begotten son because he knew that we ar human and imperfect. plz forgive the man shame

      joyce.beeton - 2012-10-17 12:29

      Are you nuts? We need the death penalty in this country, that's all.

  • geraldine.holtzhausen - 2012-10-17 19:36

    Wat gaan aan met ons land

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