Hoopstad home invasion: Woman (89) beaten over the head with hammer

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Hoopstad home invasion: Woman (89) beaten over the head with hammer. Photo: Pixabay
Hoopstad home invasion: Woman (89) beaten over the head with hammer. Photo: Pixabay

An 89 year old woman, Dirkie van Zyl, was surprised by an attacker in her bedroom in the early morning hours of Saturday morning of 30 November 2019. The attacker demanded money, Mrs Van Zyl tried to calm the man but he then    suddenly and viciously beat her over the head with a hammer, leaving her seriously injured. He then left without any money.

Mrs van Zyl was able to alert the local security company came to her assistance and organised medical assistance.

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