Brakpan resident Lorraine Stahnke terrified after genocidal attack

Description of her attackers by the Brakpan Herald:  ‘Two young males’

Dec 9 2011 – Brakpan resident Mrs Lorraine Stahnke, 51, has become too scared to leave her home after she was viciously beaten and left for dead on Friday-evening Nov 25 2011 by people described only as ‘two young males’. A doctor treating her at the hospital told relatives she was ‘lucky to be alive’, that ‘those men were out to kill her’.

Stahnke Lorraine 51 Brakpan survives genocidal attack by two males Nov 25 2011

Yet the excessive politically-correct policies of Caxton publications  do not provide a proper physical description of the attackers  – so it will be very difficult for community members to try and find these obviously dangerous people and have them arrested.

She told Brakpan journalist Stacy Castles that she now was terrified of leaving home – fearing these two ‘young males’ will strike again. She stays a few blocks from the Brakpan mall and was attacked walking home. “While walking I was grabbed around the neck,’ she told Brakpan Herald journalist Stacey Castles. The robbers, both young males, didn’t say anthying to her as they started beating her. They just started hitting her and there was nothing the heart-patient could do.

Found beaten unconscious by two samaritans called Gertjie and Riaan…

She was found unconscious by two teenage youths called Gertjie and Riaan (hey! a hint: usually Afrikaans-speaking males have names like that.). The two youngsters called an ambulance which took her to Far East Rand Hospital with ‘horrific injuries’: cuts and bruises to her face, cracked facial bones and ribs. It took five days for her injuries to heal enough so that she could be discharged from hospital. However the journalist described that ‘finger marks are imprinted in the tops of her arms where ‘the men’ held her. Her left eye was red and inflamed’.

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/brakpan/brakpan-news-general?oid=4908251&sn=Detail&pid=490015&Living-in-fear

About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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