Elderly man arrested for attempted murder in De Doorns

A 70-year-old man appeared in the De Doorns Magistrates court on Monday, for attempted murder, intimidation, and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, following an incident reported on Saturday, at the local Community Service Centre.

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According to the police’s FC van Wyk, the incident occurred on Tuesday, 27 June 2023, at a premises in Lubisi, De Doorns.

‘’According to reports on 2023-06-27 at about 20:15 an  incident occurred at a premises in Lubisi in De Doorns, where the complainant alleges that the suspect assaulted him by hitting him on the neck and head with a golf stick and attempted to kill him by shooting at him four times with a firearm,’’ said Captain Frederick van Wyk.

‘’The suspect then threatened him by moving around the complainant’s premises with the firearm and shouting that he is going to kill him. The  complainant sustained a swollen left ear, he did not receive any medical treatment,’’ he added.


Done by: Mitchum George


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