April 07 2007 at 12:46PM
A Kingsway Hospital nurse was in a serious condition after being shot during a hijacking in Amanzimtoti, near Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday.
Edna Moore, in her fifties, was shot once in the stomach when she ran out of her house as two hijackers were pistol-whipping her husband James on Friday around 7.15pm, said Superintendent Danelia Veldhuizen.
The armed hijackers, driving a white Uno, attacked Moore as he stopped his Mercedes in front of the gates to his home.
He sustained a gash to his left eye. Veldhuizen said his wife was "critical but stable".
The hijackers fled with the couple's old-model cream-coloured Mercedes.
In a separate incident an elderly woman who was housesitting was stabbed to death in Warner Beach, said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.
"She was housesitting, some guys broke in and stabbed her to death."
In the Durban city centre on Thursday night a man was severely beaten with a golf club, said ER24 paramedics.
According to eyewitnesses Jethro "Dollars" Booysens was walking down Smith Street when a maroon BMW pulled up alongside him, said spokesperson Neil Noble.
"A man got out and beat him savagely with a golf club."
Nothing was stolen from Booysens, who lives in Mayville.
While his current condition was not known, Botha said he was still alive when he was taken to Addington Hospital. - Sapa