Family severely tortured with hot iron and boiling water

The iron used to torture the family.

A family, which consists of a grandmother of 77 years, her two grandsons (30 and 23), and the oldest grandson’s wife (24), was held up on Sunday morning about 03:00 at their home in President Street.

The gang of robbers who held them up mercilessly tortured them with a hot iron and other cruel methods. The family can not be identified, because the young woman was raped repeatedly by the robbers during the violent attack.
At first the boys were beaten with bricks and then with a whip. They even boiled water in the kettle and poured it over the family. Throughout the robbery the shouted: “We want money, we want money! Give us money!”

The robbers eventually fled with a DVD player and everyone’s cellphones but they could not find anything else of value.

The brutal attack sent shock waves through the community. Local police spokesman Const. Irene Radzilane said police were treating the incident very seriously and has been engaged in an intensive investigation.

Source: Zoutpansberger

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