Within half-an-hour of neighbour Neil Lovegrove being attacked, Gert Pretorius got a call from ADT-security that his adjacent property was broken into on May 9 2011. . Stolen: a cellphone, two laptops, jewellery and an lcd-TV. They left behind his DVD-speler en other valuable items,' said Pretorius. The thugs got inside by breaking open a narrow side-window and bending open the burglar-bars.
He switched on his cellphone's tracer service and traced them across the mountain right into Saulsville in Atteridgeville township.
WO Wanda Olivier confirmed that they were investigating the assault on Lovegrove.
http://www.beeld.comNeil Lovegrove, 52, blood spatters in attack Kameeldrift smallholding Pretoria
2011-05-10 Fanie van Rooyen also reported in Beeld that Kameeldrift-West smallholder Neil Lovegrove, 52, was attacked on May 9 2011 at 11am his homestead by a black man in blue overalls bashed him over the head with a large boulder.
Lovegrove had gone rushing to the aid of his housekeeper who was screaming at the top of her lungs and was ambushed at the backdoor.
(source: Fanie van Rooyen Beeld)
The blow swept him off his feet, the black man just kicked and beat him and ran away. Their only loot: a cellphone. There was blood everywhere,' said Lovegrove.
His head was cut to the bown above one eye-bank: the injuries requires stitching up at the Pretoria west hospital.
They got into his property by cutting a wire-fence. Two years ago he also was attacked by heavily-armed black men who were caught - and he's already testified in court.
"This is beginning to scare me. I feel as if I live my life just being a victim of violence,' he said.