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This brave Cape Town granny took a bullet for her eight-months pregnant neighbour

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Avril Lindeboom of Bonteheuwel was shot when she shielded her pregnant neighbour. (PHOTO: Supplied)
Avril Lindeboom of Bonteheuwel was shot when she shielded her pregnant neighbour. (PHOTO: Supplied)

She’s the resident granny in her community, adored by everyone. Ask her to make a cake and she’ll reach for the eggs and flour. Need her for help, and she’s there in a jiffy.

But Avril Lindeboom’s selflessness reached a whole new level recently when she courageously threw herself in harm’s way to save the life of a pregnant woman.

One recent Sunday, the 64-year-old grandmother of six from Bonteheuwel in Cape Town was chatting to her neighbour, Prudentia Amos (34), who’s eight months pregnant.

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