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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: The Telegraph by Stuart Graham.]

A British woman has died after a horrific attack, during which robbers burned her with a blow torch before shooting her and stuffing a plastic bag down her throat  in eastern South Africa.

Sue Howarth, 64, and her husband Robert Lynn, 66, were asleep when they were attacked in their farmhouse near the trout fishing village of Dullstroom around 3am on Sunday morning, said Johan Pieterse, the manager of the security company that found the couple.

“The attackers broke into the house through a window and demanded cash,” he told The Telegraph “There was no money in the house so they used a blow torch on them.”

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South Africa at a Glance
57 700 000 (mid 2018 estimate)
4.4% y/y in April 2019 (CPI) & +6.5 y/y in April 2019 (PPI)
-3.2% q/q (1st quarter of 2019)
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