A domestic worker was almost beaten to death by her employer’s son on a plot in Montana, Pretoria, leaving her in a coma for days.
The woman’s family said they were alerted on November 25 that their sister was assaulted and rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
The woman suffered critical injuries when the 28-year-old man attacked her, apparently with a golf club. He then went to the Sinoville Police Station to report that he had committed a murder, requesting to be arrested.
“He was arrested and charged with attempted murder,” spokesperson Warrant Officer Johan van Dyk said.
“He appeared in court last Monday, but the case was remanded to next week for further investigation. He is in custody at Kgosi Mampuru II prison.”
Van Dyk could not confirm the weapon used.
Speaking to The Citizen outside the Steve Biko Academic Hospital on Tuesday, the family said the domestic worker had suffered serious head injuries, broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
The family wished to remain anonymous, fearing victimisation by the accused or his family.
According to the worker’s sister, the woman from KwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga, had been serving her attacker’s family for about nine years.