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‘I saw my own death’ – Hammanskraal Man

‘I saw my own death’ - Hammanskraal Man

A 37-year-old man from Hammanskraal, north of Tshwane, South Africa, was when two armed men came from nowhere and attacked him on the evening of 2 February while on his way home.

Armed with guns, knives, scissors and a hammer, the men demanded money from Joseph Derembwe.

BUT ALL HE HAD WAS A 2KG BAG OF WASHING POWDER AND R100 IN HIS POCKET.

“I lost consciousness after they stabbed me in the eyes with scissors.”

Although Joseph co-operated with the men and gave them what he had, they still attacked him and tortured him the entire night and left him to die.

“They told me they wanted to make me blind and kill me,” he said.

Joseph said he was tortured with a hammer and knives.

He tried to scream for help, but no one heard him as he and his attackers were in the bushes.

“They were having fun torturing me. I was in so much pain I wanted to die right there.

“I lost consciousness after they st_abbed me in the eyes with scissors.”, He told Daily Sun

Joseph said the men were gone when he regained consciousness, but he couldn’t see properly.

A passer-by found him and called an ambulance.

“I spent eight days in hospital and now I can’t see in my right eye. I experienced hell and it’s a miracle I’m still alive,” he said.

His wife, Loraine Matusa (39), said the police failed them.

“The police have not found the thugs. They haven’t even taken a statement from Joseph,” she said.

Captain Mathews Nkoadi was aware of the matter and would attend to it.