Rorisang Kgosana
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27 Jul 2015
3:10 pm

R50k reward offered after Dawie Roodt attack

Rorisang Kgosana

A private reward has been offered in a bid to catch the men who attacked economist Dawie Roodt and his family in Pretoria East last week.

FILE PICTURE: Dawie Roodt, economist at The Efficient Group. (Photo by Gallo Images / The Herald / Eugene Coetzee)

Bossies Community Justice, a Nelspruit-based nonprofit organisation that assists police with crime investigation, said it would pay up to R50 000 for information leading to the capture and prosecution of the four attackers, Rekord East reported.

“We assist those who have been attacked by criminals, and we are offering this reward of up to R50 000 for information that would result in the suspects being caught and brought to book,” operations manager JJ Meiring said.

Roodt was seriously hurt after four armed men entered his home in the Luberon security estate last Thursday evening. They tied him and his family up. He found a way to free his hands and tackled one of the robbers armed with a panga. He was hacked in the arm and head.

He has since undergone several operations after being admitted to the ICU at Pretoria East hospital.

“If anyone has any information, please contact 082-567-5212 or post a message on our Facebook page,” Meiring added.

Roodt’s daughter, Danielle, 24, on Monday said her father was doing fine.

“He went for another surgery on Sunday morning where they attached his nerves. The operation was a huge success, and my father is in good spirit.”

She added she still could not believe what had happened.

“Every time I think back, it hits me again. We are still a bit rattled and trying to get back into our routine,” she said.

Meanwhile, Francois Stofberg, a colleague of Roodt’s, said the Efficient Group economist’s condition had improved.

“He is doing much better now,” said Stofberg. “He was operated on yesterday, but he still needs more treatment on his arm,” Stofberg told The Citizen.

He added the workers at Efficient Group were still shocked on Monday but coming to terms to with the incident.

She said the robbers took off with cellphones, iPads, laptops, external hard drives and some clothing. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said the robbers were still at large.

Read More: Roodt recovering, but still can’t use his hands

– Caxton News Service