Lukas Groenewald, 54, fights desperately with home-invader to keep him away from his wife, daughter and disabled son
Sept 16 2010 - Lukas Groenewald, 54, fought desperately with a home-invader, shooting and injuring him to keep the black man away from his wife, daughter and disabled son in their Florauna home in Pretoria North. Sept 16 2010 -
The man had broken into their home while the family – wife Zelda, 47, daughter Chanté, 15, and her disabled brother Nóann, 18, were asleep. It’s only when the couple realised that the home-invader had stolen their cellphones right from their bedside-tables that they woke up. The daughter said she ‘pretended to sleep so that the invader – described as ‘bald-headed’- would not realise she was awake while he sat on his haunches and rifled through her school-books (?). “He crawled from my room, heard him go down to the ground floor, and woke up my dad,’ the girl told Beeld journalist Hilda Fourie.
Groenewald took his firearm and flash light and walked through the house – and spotted the man hiding in the kitchen. “He must have nudged something because I heard a noise. When I turned around, he jumped up and attacked me. I saw something in his hand. The two men started struggling with each other and Groenewald fired off several shots while the fight raged up and down the stairs. “He kept on attacking me, even though he’d been shot,’ said Groenewald. Chanté had also alerted the SAPS and they arrived within minutes. SAPS constable William Mahloale confirmed that he’d ‘heard the struggle inside and rushed in to arrest the man. He’s now in stable condition in a local hospital under police guard and expected for a remand-appearance in the local magistrate court soon. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Inbreker-val-selfs-na-skoot-nog-aan-20100917