April 22 2006 at 02:11PM
A man was shot dead and his wife was stabbed when their car broke down on the N14 highway near Olievenhoutbosch, Pretoria police said on Saturday.
Spokesperson Superintendent Paul Ramoloko said the couple and their two sons were on their way to Krugersdorp on Friday night when their car broke down.
"They called someone for help. While they were waiting, unknown gunmen approached them. The husband was shot and he died on the scene."
His wife was stabbed in the arm and was taken to hospital.
Ramoloko said the two boys, aged six and eight, were not injured.
The men also stole some of the family's belongings.
No arrests have been made yet. Police are investigating a case of murder and armed robbery, Ramoloko said. - Sapa