October 08 2008 at 07:22PM
A bridegroom was shot and wounded by robbers at his home in Mountain View on Wednesday, Pretoria police said.
Captain Louise Reed said a man known as Kobus, 38, who had planned to walk down the aisle with Elise, 35, on Wednesday afternoon was shot and wounded by the robbers at 1.30pm.
Police could not provide their surnames.
"Kobus had arrived home after dropping off Elise at a hairdresser. He heard noises outside and went to investigate.
"He saw a car in his yard and asked the suspected robbers what they wanted, and they shot him," said Reed.
Kobus ran to his future father in law, Jacobus van Dyk, who was in a garden cottage and told him he had been shot.
"The robbers who were inside the house, were disturbed and fled the scene on foot without taking anything," she said.
The robbers left a stolen bakkie in the yard.
Kobus was taken to hospital in a critical condition, said Reed. - Sapa