25/02/2008 10:01 - (SA)
Buks Viljoen, Beeld
Malelane - At least five people, including three robbers, were wounded in two unrelated shooting incidents in the Lowveld at the weekend.
A social outing with friends turned into a nightmare for the Muller family of the farm Bahudi about 2km outside the town when they were attacked by four armed robbers.
Org Muller, 76, was still in the intensive care unit of Nelspruit Medi-Clinic on Monday after he had opened fire on the robbers and was subsequently shot in the stomach.
"My family is so badly traumatised after the attack that we spent Sunday night in a hotel in Nelspruit," said George Muller, 40, Org's son.
George said he and his father were braaiing at about 21:00 while his family and friends were watching a rugby match on television.
"The next moment four attackers appeared out of the dark and started shooting at us without warning."
Org told his family to hide inside the house while he shot at the robbers.
"One of them turned around and shot at dad, wounding him in the stomach."
Henko Celliers, one of the guests, was wounded in the arm during the shoot-out.
The robbers fled. About 45 minutes later the police found two suspects along the N4.
Both were wounded.
The police determined they were from Mozambique.
In an unrelated incident a robber was shot at least nine times at Uitsig Estate outside Nelspruit. He is in critical condition in Themba Hospital.