Man recovering from hip operation, dies in axe attack

Johannesburg – An 87-year-old man recovering from a hip operation, has died after being attacked with an axe on his smallholding near Pretoria, Maroela Media reported on Sunday.

Five men attacked Lazlow, 87, and his wife Carol Bercsnyi, in her 70s, around 19:00 on Saturday on their smallholding in Bon Accord.

Lazlow Bercsnyi died from his injuries in hospital around 05:00 on Sunday.

Family friend Ian Botha said Carol Bercsnyi needed to be operated on for injuries sustained to her jaw and arm. She was attacked with a spade. She hasn’t been told of her husband’s death yet.

No arrests had been made to date, police told Maroela Media.