A farm attack took place on 8 August 2020, at 01:00, in Balmoral, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. A woman (67) was attacked and beaten unconscious by a single attacker after she had opened the door and let her dog out. She only recovered consciousness just before 08:00 and discovered that she didn’t have her underwear on anymore.
She suffered a number of small wounds around her head and face and has possibly sustained a broken jaw. The attacker, a farm worker, simply followed the dog back into the home, he immediately went to the draw and retrieved the woman’s wallet from which she had paid him his wages on Friday 7 august 2020. The dog, familiar with the attacker, didn’t even bark.
The attacker then turned around and continuously assaulted the woman her over the head. The glass door broke out of the wall during the struggle. She was found by her son, who lives in a close by flat, who had come to check on his mother and found her with the severe injuries.
He alerted the community who quickly responded, and arranged for SAPS and Legacy ambulance services. She knew the attacker, and the community delivered him to SAPS within 45 minutes. The victim was made comfortable, and the crime scene was preserved for SAPS.
She was taken to Bronkhorstspruit hospital after the investigation.
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