Case against panga attacker remanded

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Picture: Thinkstock

The incident happened inside the Madala Hostel in Mohlakeng, Randfontien, on the East Rand last year.

The case against a 25-year-old suspect who allegedly attacked a man with a panga, was remanded in the Randfontein Magistrates Court.

The incident happened inside the Madala Hostel in Mohlakeng, Randfontien, on the East Rand on Boxing Day last year.

Randfontein police spokesperson Captain Appel Ernst said it is alleged the victim was walking with a friend when he was called by a person, using his nickname. The same person pointed towards him and then a group of people aggressively approached him, Randfontein Herald reported.

The victim then ran to his room, locking the door behind him.

“The group of people allegedly followed him and broke the door down. The door fell on the victim and then the group of people allegedly assaulted him with pangas. He was dragged outside and in the process he managed to free himself and ran for cover. A neighbour provided him with a safe place and the suspects left,” said Ernst.

The victim sustained serious injuries and reported the case to the police.

Police officers arrested one of the suspects who already appeared in the court on 28 December 2015. The case was remanded to 11 January 2016.

This after a man, 33, and a woman, 29, were viciously attacked with a bush knife near the Port Shepstone beachfront last Tuesday.

It is alleged the man’s left arm was hacked open and the woman was left with gaping wounds on her head and both thighs. She was also raped.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said Port Shepstone police responded to the scene near Princess Elizabeth Drive.

“The couple was attacked with a bush knife. The suspect also raped the woman before running away. An attempted murder case has been opened,” said Wiid.

She added shortly afterwards, police were called to Hansen Road, Oslo Beach. A man watching television in his lounge was attacked by an intruder wielding a bush knife.

“The man, 45, sustained injuries to the head and was taken to hospital,” she said.

– Caxton News Service


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