Top ANC MP in brutal home attack

2013-04-08 08:42
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Cape Town - A senior ANC MP was beaten unconscious by robbers who broke into her Rondebosch home in Cape Town.

Sue van der Merwe, 58, was seriously injured in the attack, reported the Times Live.

The incident happened at about 21:00 on Friday night, a police spokesperson said.

Two armed men attempted to strangle her and brutally beat her until she lost consciousness.

Van der Merwe was saved when her son arrived at the house and interrupted the robbers.

The criminals made off with Van der Merwe’s silver Hyundai and bank cards.
It was unclear how seriously she had been injured.

Van der Merwe was a member of the Black Sash in Cape Town from 1988 to 1991 and became an MP in 1996. She was a deputy minister of foreign affairs and a parliamentary counsellor from 2001 to 2004.

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