February 18 2008 at 09:31AM
A 79-year-old man was stabbed in the head by an intruder at his home in Umhlanga on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.
Inspector Michael Read said the man, Theuns Enslin, had opened the back door of his home in Flamingo Lane to let his dog out when he saw four men in his yard at 5.25am.
"A struggle ensued between the suspects and the victim and Enslin was stabbed on his head," said Read.
The men fled, taking a bag of tools.
Enslin was taken to a local hospital and is reportedly in a serious condition.
Police are investigating. - Sapa