A burglar was shot dead in Kakamas in the Northern Cape on Christmas Eve after he broke into a house and attacked four people.
According to an entry on the Stop Crime SA page on Facebook, there was a “fierce struggle” between the burglar and the residents.
Brig. Police spokesman Mohale Ramatseba confirmed the incident.
“The elderly resident, his family, and visiting guests were in his home on a smallholding in Cilliers, Kakamas.
A burglar gained access to the house and attacked everyone. The elderly man’s son, who lives near, was called.
He rushed to the scene, after which the burglar also tried to attack him. A shooting occurred and the burglar was fatally wounded.
The elderly couple was injured in the incident and taken to the hospital. They were stabilized and since return home.