Zulu thugs attack frail white granny with fighting sticks
11 February 2011 4 Comments
Tillett, Vivien, 90; grandson Keith Lewis assaulted in vicious attack
Thurs Feb 10 2011 Zululand Observer. Two black attackers brutally assaulted 90-year-old granny Vivien Tillett, her grandson Keith Lewis and their old family dog on Thursday inside their home at 8:30pm.
Picture: The frail old Mrs Tillett was dragged from her bed into the backyard by her two large male Zulu-attackers; beaten over the head; had her ribs broken and an arm sprained. She was lying helplessly in a puddle of blood in the dark, waiting for her family to return.
Zululand Observer journalist Cenessa Stork reports that grandson Keith fought back like a lion to try and protect his frail gran from the two attackers. The men, armed with a gun and fighting sticks, had broken their locked gate, entered the house and attacked the young Keith with sticks. He also was shot at: the bullet grazed his face. Knowing his fragile grandmother was in her room, Keith fought back with everything he had.
Threat to rape his gran: One of the Zulu men hissed at Lewis that they were going to rape his grandmother and then kill her. He tried to escape, hoping the two men would follow him and leave his grandmother alone. He ran outside up the dirt road towards town and waved down a police vehicle. Horror awaited father and son as they got home. Lewis Snr’s elderly mother had been dragged from her bed into the backyard. Beaten over the head, ribs broken and arm sprained, Tillett was lying helplessly in a puddle of blood in the dark, waiting for her family to return.
The attackers were nowhere to be found. They’d also bashed the old family dog. Doctor Jorgenson and helpful neighbours Peter and Alan Harrison spent the whole night with the family. No arrests have yet been made. http://www.zululandobserver.co.za/Pages/m06story1.html
Knott and Westendorf families testify about gang-attacks Camps Bay
February 11 2011 – West Cape High Court. Nolleen Knott from Camps Bay testified how she was hit, tied up and was threatened with the rape of her subteen daughter during a an armed-gang attack at her Camps Bay home in 2008. Knott told the Western Cape High Court of their two-hour ordeal during which she and her husband were tied up and assaulted and their home ransacked, wrote A’eysha Kassiem of the Cape Times. Picture: Greg Maxwell
While her 10-year-old daughter slept in the other room, Nolleen Knott from Camps Bay was forced to sit and listen to the ramblings of Arnaldo Faife, one of the gunmen while her husband was being tied up with telephone wire and she heard threats that her ten-year-old daughter would be raped. “The man had a firearm and actually asked me to hold it for him at one stage,” testified Knott… “Then he sat down on the bed and asked me to sit next to him. He told me I reminded him of his mother.” On trial in the Western Cape High Court in front of James Yekisoare are gang leader Luis Momadi and his comrades Arnaldo Faife, Rogerio Laice, Sabastine Okele and Thamsanqa Mafuya. they are accused of waging a reign of terror in 2006 and 2008 against Camps Bay residents during which white homeowners were attacked and raped while the gang-leader Momadi, in one case reportedly sang victory songs and danced during their ordeal. Momadi stands accused of the two rape charges, among other things. Mrs Knott also was tied up with skipping rope while the family belongings were packed into her daughter’s schoolbag and some of her husband’s backpacks. Knott said among her possessions that were taken were her wedding ring, the chain around her neck, her shoes and her watch.
Another targetted Camps Bay resident Wolfgang Westendorf, testified that he was tied up and assaulted and a friend was raped. “They brought half the household downstairs to load into the car,” he said, identifying Momadi as the leader of the group. “At one point, Momadi was singing and dancing during the ordeal.” The trial continues. – Cape Times