December 19 2006 at 07:20AM
An elderly man used his assailants' own weapons to fight off an attack at his home in Kibler Park in Johannesburg, SABC news reported on Tuesday.
The 73-year-old man and his wife were watching cricket at their home when they were attacked by two knife and hammer wielding men.
The man grabbed the hammer from one of the assailants as they were attacking his 71-year-old wife.
The attackers fled without taking anything.
The elderly man suffered head injuries and a broken wrist while his wife was treated for shock.
The couple did not want to be named. - Sapa