Bloemfontein – A Free State family of five are reeling in horror after being attacked by six men wielding spades and knives.
"It was like something out of a horror story," said Johan van Vuuren after the family was attacked in what he called a "monstrously cruel" way in his parents' home in Jagersfontein.
His parents, Boet, 80, and Francina, 77, brothers Marius, 44, and Marthinus, 35, and nephew Juan, 13, were attacked on Sunday evening in their home in Harrington Street by six men wielding spades and knives.
The attackers left behind a blood-splattered house.
Boet and Marius were badly assaulted although both were in wheelchairs, due to a spinal chord virus and a car accident injury.
After Johan, an employee in the logistical department of Grootvlei prison at Bloemfontein, received the call about the attack, he rushed to Jagersfontein.
But he was not prepared for awaited him at the house.
"There was blood against the walls and on the floor."