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14 March 2012 at 22:38 - Posted by Anonymous

78-jarige en werker in huis in NW oorval


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Potchefstroom. – ’n Man het gistermiddag by ’n huis op ’n hoewe in die stad ingestorm en ’n huiswerker en haar bejaarde werkgewer met ’n mes aangeval.

 

’n Man is enkele ure ná die voorval naby Vereeniging gearresteer, het kapt. Mvula Chaka, polisiewoordvoerder, gesê.

 

Me. Liesbet Pilane, die huiswerker, is in die hand en nek gesteek en na die Potchefstroomse provinsiale hospitaal geneem, het haar man, Michael, gistermiddag vertel. 

 

Hy was by die werk toe hy die oproep kry dat daar ’n stekery by sy vrou se werkplek op die hoewe was.

 

Me. Ada Viljoen (78), wat alleen woon, was teen druktyd in ’n stabiele toestand in die Potchefstroomse Mediclinic, waar dokters in die ongevalle-eenheid haar nog behandel het, het me. Diane King, hospitaalwoordvoerder, gesê. 

 

Sy het vermoedelik kopwonde opgedoen, maar dit kon teen druktyd nie bevestig word nie.

 

Volgens Chaka was Pilane omstreeks 13:50 in die kombuis besig om skottelgoed te was toe die onbekende man uit ’n mielieland in die huis ingekom en haar aangeval het. 

 

“Sy motief is duister, hy het niks gesteel nie,” het Chaka gesê.

 

Pilane het daarin geslaag om uit die huis te hardloop.

 

Die man het Viljoen aangeval totdat sy bewegingloos op die vloer gelê het en toe gevlug. 

 

Me. Retha Bekker, wat twee huise van Viljoen af woon, het vertel iemand het haar net ná die voorval kom roep en gesê sy moet die polisie van die aanval laat weet. 

 

Sy het gesukkel om te bel omdat die selfoonseine in die hoewegebied baie swak is. 

 

“Ek het na die huis gegaan en Ada in die kombuis sien lê. Daar was baie bloed. Toe ek haar sien, het ek net gehardloop. Daar was ander mense by haar met wie sy gepraat het. Sy is vir my ’n moederfiguur.”  

 

A man attacked Ada Viljoen (78) on her smallholding near Potchefstroom and beat her unconscious. Before that he had stormed into the woman's home through the kitchen with a knife and stabbed the housekeeper Mrs Liesbet Pilane in the hand and arm. Mrs Pilane fled when the man turned on her employer. The attack occurred on the afternoon of March Monday March 12 2012. Journalist Susan Cilliers reports that Mrs Pilane had been stabbed in the hand and neck during the attack. She is now in stable condition at the Potchefstroom provincial hospital. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/78-jarige-en-werker-in-huis-in-NW-oorval-20120312

 

SAPS capt Mvula Chaka confirmed that a man was arrested several hours after the attack on the two women. The housekeeper's husband Michael said he got a phone call at work about the 'stabbing attack' at his wife's workplace on the smallholding. 

 

Mrs Viljoen probably was also injured with blows to the head but the journalist wrote that yesterday she was unable to confirm it with medical sources. 

 

Chaka said Mrs Pilane was in the kitchen at 13;50 when 'an unknown made came from the adjacent maize field into the house and attacked her'. 

"His motive is unknown, nothing was stolen,' Chaka confirmed. After she was stabbed Mrs Pilane was able to run from the homestead while the knifeman assaulted Mrs Viljoen 'until she lay unconscious on the floor,' said the police officer. 

Neighbour Ms Retha Bekker who lives two houses away from Mrs Viljoen said 'someone came to her house and told her to call the police to let them know of the attack.'
 

She said she struggled to get a signal at the smallholdings. "I went to the house and saw Ada in the kitchen. There was a great deal of blood. When I saw her I just ran. There were other people there too. She was like a mother to me." 

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