Gunshots fired as masked thugs raid gogo’s house at night and get away with plasma TV


WHEN gogo’s granddaughter heard thugs tiptoe in the passage of their home, she woke gogo up.

So gogo reached out for her weapon which her granddaughter had ready.

The 65-year-old then struck the iron rod against the wall to make the thugs aware she was waiting for them.

And gogo hid herself in a corner in the dark so she could strike as the thugs walk into her bedroom.

And she did it.

When one of the thugs, who was armed with a gun fired a shot, it missed gogo and grazed the kitchen wall instead.

The scared thugs, who had already placed gogo’s plasma TV outside, turned around to flee.

Her neighbours in Bekkersdal, who heard gunshots, rushed to help gogo.

As the two thugs saw the neighbours approach, they fired shots into the air to scare them off and escaped with gogo’s plasma.

They disappeared into the darkness of the night.

Gogo told Daily Sun the two thugs were wearing balaclavas when they broke into her home in the early hours of the morning.

“I was fast asleep. One of my grandchildren heard footsteps and silently pulled out this weapon under my bed to give to me,” she said.

Gogo quietly walked along the passage and said, “I am shooting now”.

“I dropped the iron rod and the sound scared them. They shot into another wall and didn’t shoot me. It appears they had already taken my plasma and put it outside,” she said.

“I fought with them not to take it, but they fired shots to scare me off.”

A neighbour said they are shocked by what happened to gogo.

“God is great. We don’t know what would have happened had the bullet hit gogo. She lives with her two small grandchildren who are girls. We wonder what the thugs would have done to them,” said the neighbour.

Another neighbour said they have been rallying around gogo since the incident.

“She has a whistle, which she needs to blow anytime she feels there’s someone in her yard and this does not only apply to her, but other elderly people in our neighbourhood. We need to stand together to fight crime,” said the neighbour.

Sergeant Linki Lefakane of the Bekkersdal police said cops were investigating a case of house robbery and the suspects were still at large.

— Daily Sun

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