Maid allegedly brutally stabs employer, ransacks house in Verulam

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A 75-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after she was brutally stabbed and assaulted allegedly by her maid and her boyfriend.

She was attacked in her Trenance Park home in Verulam on Thursday afternoon.

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Reaction Unit South Africa responded to her neighbour’s call for help for the seriously injured woman. Upon arrival medics treated the woman for multiple stab wounds to her head and face. She also suffered a black eye from being assaulted.

Medics stabilised the victim on scene before transporting her to hospital.

Neighbours reported seeing the maid and her boyfriend fleeing from the property shortly after the incident. Officers conducted an extensive search for the suspects however no arrests were made.

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It is alleged that the domestic worker was employed by the victim two weeks ago.

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The motive for the attack is believed to be robbery because the suspects went on to ransack the entire house before fleeing, the police have however not yet provided their comment.

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