Woman attacked with razor after threats

2012-07-30 12:25

Johannesburg - A Pretoria woman was attacked with a razor blade at her house in Daspoort, it was reported on Monday.

Louisa Putter, 58, was hanging up washing on Friday afternoon when a man in a balaclava overpowered her, the Beeld reported.

She was hit over the head and lost her balance. Her attacker then tied her to the wash line, according to the report.

The man started cutting Putter's face with a razor blade.

Putter had apparently received death threats over the phone and in the post, so her son Pieter had put his speed dial number on her phone.

During the attack, Putter was able to call him.

"When I answered the phone I heard my mother screaming my name repeatedly," Pieter told the newspaper.

He was in Hartbeespoort Dam so he immediately called a friend in Pretoria. The friend went to the house and got a neighbour to help.

Putter was taken to the Bougainville hospital in Pretoria West and was discharged on Saturday.

Pieter told Beeld that his mother had received letters in the post two weeks ago saying: "You will die bitch."

A strange man had also called her saying he knew she was alone and that he would kill her, according to the report.

A case of attempted murder has been opened at the Hercules police station.

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-07-30 12:40

    The world is going f%&king NUTS! Seriously!

      lulama.nokubeni - 2012-07-30 12:49

      people just get more and more sick!!! cutting her with a blade why do that to someone

      thato.loeto.3 - 2012-07-30 14:42

      Cutting her with a blade means the attacker wanted to see and hear her suffer... this shouldn't be a hard one to crack SAPS...also look into her imediate surroundings/ community; it could be some sick neigbour who watches too much horror movies.

  • Ian - 2012-07-30 12:44

    Savages, not even safe in our own homes and this rubbish government just sits, is this your idea of us being safe zooma, you can stick it

      bongiwe.sethole - 2012-07-30 13:46

      @Ian, that's a retarded comment, are u expecting "zooma" (like u refer to him) sit at the washing lane n guard EVERYONE doing laudry?? He's not perfect but this comment just made u more STUPID than him.

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-07-30 13:59

      I'd hate to side with bongiwe, but blaming the government for one loon, is the same as blaming the US government for the Batman shootings. There is not much the government can do to prevent someone like this.

      iceman196 - 2012-07-30 14:25

      @bongiwe, I dont expect him to do a thing just like his anc do nothing, but then why make statements like 'How safe we are' when this country has become the murder capital of the universe

      iceman196 - 2012-07-30 14:27

      @klippies, How about a harsher stand on crime, how about reinstating the death penalty and carrying out a few examples, How about no possibility of parole or presidential paradon for kidnappers, rapists and murderers. damn I may even vote anc if they did that

      mokgadi.mahloborakgoale - 2012-07-30 14:30

      No government can be everywhere to protect everyone. This was obviously planned becuase she received threats. I don't see what it has to do with the government. It was just a pscycho who was stalking her; if only she called for help when he said he knew that she was alone, unless if there was no time between the call & the attack

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-07-31 11:40

      @Ian - I agree, and I thought about that, but let's remember what we're dealing with. I am fully for reinstating the death penalty, and harsher punishments, etc. However, the guy that did this is f'd in the head. He would not care about harsher punishment, death penalties, etc. How did the threat of a death penalty stop the guy in the states with the Batman shootings. It didn't because he too is f'd in the head.

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-07-30 12:51

    sorry mum,Iwish u quick recorvery and Ihope that coward wil soon be caught.

      G.Lightdancer - 2012-07-30 16:31

      @ Harold Chisimba...What a sensitive and kind comment to leave, thank you for being such a gentle human being.

  • sarah.bouttell - 2012-07-30 13:06

    Chances are good (unfortunately) that it is someone she knows. Unwittingly, she seems to have let a sociopath into her life.

  • Gavin - 2012-07-30 13:11

    with the cops in a mess and the government looking the other way, SA has become the new wild west. SA has made a u-turn on the highway to prosperity. YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTE FOR :-(

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-30 13:18

      I hate being pessimistic, but yes I have to agree.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-07-30 13:29

    This woman must just come clean why didn't she report the death threats to the police??? She knows this person and must just say wat gaan aan hierso??? It sounds like a man scorned syndrome at work here. She must stop wasting police resources and come clean. Real crime is waiting for this resources!!!

      griffin.matthews.3 - 2012-07-30 13:35

      Ur just another idiot looking for a rise out of people aren't you, last time I checked attempted murder is still a REAL crime.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-30 13:56

      Griffen,,, if you ignore a idiot,, sometimes they go away.

      mokgadi.mahloborakgoale - 2012-07-30 14:34

      How can you blame her for being a victim of an attack. Whatever the reason for not reporting to the police, she still deserved to be safe in her own home. You don't even know if he didn't threaten more if she reported the threats; so if you have nothing better to say, just don't bother commenting.

      annemariebotha.lanigan - 2012-07-31 07:34

      Zimbobwe, was there any point contacting the police?? A couple of weeks ago an elderly lady was being attacked and rang the police station 400 m up the rd from her house. They said they had no cars available. Her family buried her a few days later. Police pah!! Don't make me laugh. Too lazy to even walk 400 m. They are a disgrace!!

  • mrp721 - 2012-07-30 13:35

    Something doesn't add up, she must have pissed someone off in order to receive death threats, no one just gets death threats because they live alone... She needs to tell the police and maybe even her son the full story... With that said, still not a nice thing to happen to anyone...

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-07-30 14:07

      Well said mrp you brain is clearly working unlike some idiots who see red whenever I say something. The mob on news24 don't have a clue and they always in a rush to critisize without analysing the circumstances. Just look at griffin and jaysonpaul's responses to my comment??? Airheads at work!!!

      mrp721 - 2012-08-01 09:41

      You may well have a point there mickey.summer.54, but if that was the case she should have reported any threats, the mere fact that she never reported any threats does make it look like she has something to hide. But also news24 hasn't really given enough facts, that is why I said things don't add up, I sometimes think news24 needs to get a few more facts before rushing to publish a story...

  • schoeman.charlene - 2012-07-30 13:37

    idiot alert!!!!!!!!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-30 13:37

    The anc has failed this country time and time again. Its time For new leadership. Aunty Zill will sort this cr@p out. She is in it for the people of SA, And not her fat wallet.

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-30 14:25

      Too the people thumbing me down,,, if you are happy with the way the goverment is stealing your money getting fat and promising you the world they will never diliver. So be it. I truly feel sorry for you. Take off your blind folds and smell the real coffee.

      bongiwe.sethole - 2012-07-30 14:31

      So what u saying is EVERY crime in SA is the ANC's fault?? Was your "Aunty Zill" going to sit at the washing lane and prevent the accident from happening?? Do NOT politicize every little wrong thing in this country. Must the ANC be responsible for your midget brain comment?? (just an example that they cant control lunatics or psycho's!!)

      jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-30 14:43

      My midget brain tells me,, that in no way did I blame the anc for all crimes in SA. My midget brain tells me that the anc fat cats don't give a flying hoo haa about the rest of us midget brain morons that you refere too.. Go suck on a pineapple.

  • lerato.motshana - 2012-07-30 13:42

    this is just too crazy, tjo, this is so not right. Wish you speedy recovery ma and God be with you.

  • mina.moo.14 - 2012-07-30 13:45

    So what is the story behing the story?

  • Jacques - 2012-07-30 14:02

    Warped, holy jeepers. First that kid being drowned in boiling water, now this? Damn.

  • jacque.fransman - 2012-07-30 14:13

    Why did this happen to this Lady is the question stop blaming the Govt or police she got threatening letters and phone calls for how long why didn't she report it to the police o no they are corrupt just like previous Govt but never knew about it

      bongiwe.sethole - 2012-07-30 14:35

      i agree with u, people practise their hate for Government at wrong platforms.

      lerato.motshana - 2012-07-30 15:06

      my best friend little sister gets threatening messages everyday from a person she knows and trust me she is scared to death, everytime she goes to report the matter to the police for atleast a protection order then, she is told she must wait until the guy strikes, she went numerous times to report the matter to the police but she is returned back every time with nothing, our police force is at times useless, i dont know the story behind this story but i know the little girl who is suffering and afraid to go to school because of some maniac who cant leave her alone and the police are laughing at her face. this is one of the many reasons i dont trust our police force. there are many other reasons i have that i dont trust them, they will only start "investigations" when you are dead or fighting for you life in hospital.

  • Wilhelm - 2012-07-30 14:15

    the gatvol factor in SA is mounting - it's such a litany of barbarism

  • Khumo Mashifane - 2012-07-30 14:29

    a reliable source has confirmed it is a gambling debt. she hasnt kept her end of the bargain

      don.maphosa - 2012-07-30 16:15

      and your reliable source was wearing a balaclava... just wondering...

  • illuminatedj - 2012-07-30 14:32

    We are not safe we can't trust the ANC or the POLICE

  • manu.dibango.96 - 2012-07-30 14:44

    So someone called her out of the blue and told her that he was going to kill her? Seems kind of personal. Somehow I feel that there is more to this story.

  • navorser.vanwyk - 2012-07-30 15:22

    Attempted murder??? The cuts on her face was too shallow to kill her. This was an act of genocide. Deliberate bodily and mental harm was caused. The attacker will walk away becauce his intent was NOT to kill her.

  • michaela.wilkie - 2012-07-30 15:35

    OH MY WORD this is truly shocking. Shame hope Ms Putter recovers after this terrible ordeal. Glad she is alive.

  • Sima1989 - 2012-07-30 23:41

    4 a moment it kinda seemed as if m readin a horror book bt then i realized its a true story! The people we meet daily, we pass al the tym! R the 1z who kill us or rape us!

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