- An intruder forced an 88-year-old woman at gunpoint to cook a meal for him while he watched TV in her KZN house
- The old womans's granddaughter has told Briefly.co.za that her granny is shook and overwhelmed by everything following her traumatic ordeal
- The incident took place on Good Friday at the old woman's home in Port Shepstone and no arrests have been made
An 88-year-old woman from KwaZulu-natal did not did not enjoy her Easter weekend like everyone else. The woman from Sea Park in Port Shepstone was forced at gun and knife point to cook a meal for an intruder.
The thug then wrapped himself in her blanket and watched TV for almost three hours in her home on Good Friday. The pensioner's daughter, Marilyn Glockle, took to Facebook to share her mom's traumatic Easter weekend experience.
"Besides stealing the few items of value she has left after previous burglaries - she was also forced to cook the intruder food which he ate while watching TV and wrapped in her blanket which he also stole. This ordeal lasted more than 2 hours. We can only be grateful she wasn't killed. The crime in this area is totally out of control."
Speaking to Briefly.co.za on Tuesday, 6 March, her granddaughter, Hayley Anderson, said:
"She is okay. Very shook up unfortunately. No arrests have been made as yet. I know they're still on the lookout. She is a bit overwhelmed by everything and everyone."
Facebook users also shared their reactions to Marilyn's post. Check out some of their comments below:
Jodi Anderson Van Jaarsveld commented:
"I’m so over this country... What type of person does this to an old lady who is helpless and take all of the things that mean a lot to her and make her cook you food like she’s your slave. I just can’t imagine how scared Merle was...makes my heart so sad and also so angry."
Dale Brice said:
"Good heavens!! Is she with a security company? She should wear a panic button around her neck. Absolutely horrendous for her.. I hope she can recovery from this traumatic experience."
TimesLIVE reports that provincial police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala confirmed a case of house robbery was being investigated by Southport police.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the South African Police allegedly confiscated a military assault rifle from the home of a Western Cape man.
The Delft Crime Prevention Unit arrested the 58-year-old in Graafwater for the possession of the unlicensed firearm. Police also found a number of different rounds of ammunition at his house. The man was allegedly in possession of an R1 rifle with a telescopic sight fitted to it.
It also had a night-sight and a silencer, which were also confiscated by police. The SAPS shared a post on Facebook about the arrest and confiscation of the assault rifle and South Africans had a lot of concerns.
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