Two people have been hospitalised after they were brutally beaten, stabbed and robbed in front of their two young sons in their home in Eldoraigne, Centurion on Thursday.
Centurion Concerned Citizens spokesperson Hannes du Buisson said the family was sleeping when four armed men broke into their home around 2am, Rekord Centurion reported.
“The father woke up when his bedroom light was switched on. As he tried to get up, he was hit over his head with a monkey wrench,” said Du Buisson.
His wife then woke up and was stabbed in the arm, which bled intensely.
Du Buisson added: “When the father came to again he bravely started to fight the assailants. Three of them attacked him with knives, whilst the fourth one used the monkey wrench.”
“During the fight, he sustained several stab wounds – twice in the chest which punctured his lung, one above the right eye and several in his legs. He was also hit two more times with the monkey wrench on the head,” he said.
The attackers then stabbed the woman several more times. The couple’s eight and ten-year-old sons were in their own rooms at the time.
While the suspects searched the house, the 10-year-old joined his parents in their room.
Du Buisson said the robbers then fled with some of the family’s electronics.
The entire family then drove themselves to hospital. Both the mother and father had to undergo emergency surgery.
Both children were unharmed, but they fear that the men might return.
The suspects reportedly gained access to the house by breaking open a security gate and back door.
– Caxton News Service