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Nudist couple aged 75 survive shooting

By Sapa | Sep 13, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 22 ]

An elderly couple miraculously survived 11 gunshots fired at them by robbers in the bedroom of their Pretoria home.

Magda and Niek Hugo, both 75, who live at and run a business on the premises of the Sun Eden Naturist Resort, were asleep in the early hours of Wednesday morning when armed attackers broke into their home, Beeld reported.

Marius Mok, spokesman for the neighbourhood watch in the area, said the Hugos were alerted to the break-in by their squawking parrot.

They locked themselves in their bedroom, but the attackers broke the door down and fired 11 times at the old couple, it was reported.

“We suspect there were more than two burglars, because nine shots were fired with a shotgun, and two were fired with 9 mm pistol,” Mok said.  

Daniel Rheeder, Hugo’s son-in-law, said his mother-in-law was hit once in the right arm, and his father-in-law was shot in the hand.

Niek Hugo managed to grab his pistol and fire back at the intruders, who fled.

“They’re both in the Montana hospital, doing fine,” Rheeder said.

COMMENTS [ 22 ]

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Were the robber so shocked at the wrinkles, they couldn't aim? Shouldn't laugh, but can't help it

Sep 13, 2012 10:22 | 0 replies

Those burglars stirred the water the grannies were in their times.

Sep 13, 2012 12:45 | 0 replies

75 year old nudists?...yuk

Sep 13, 2012 1:13 | 0 replies

if its not ur day Today its not ur day

Sep 13, 2012 1:30 | 0 replies

@KatakataEmaotoAditshepe- Is waar

Sep 13, 2012 1:44 | 0 replies

SA has become hell for the vulnerable. Big problem is our poor policing and convictions in the criminal justice system - too many criminals running around who should be behind bars.

Sep 13, 2012 1:59 | 0 replies

The mental image!
Naked old wrinkly shooting, parrot screeching, robbers fleeing ..... met eish

Glad they are going to be fine. I hope they put the fear of the gods into those stupid tsotsis.

Sep 13, 2012 2:6 | 0 replies

"Nudist couple aged 75 survive shooting "
Just wish journalist would had opted for another heading..."irritated to death...nxaaaah

Sep 13, 2012 2:40 | 0 replies

I'm glad to hear they're alright.

Sep 14, 2012 5:18 | 0 replies

Niek Hugo managed to grab his pistol and fire back at the intruders, who fled.
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Why did he not grab his pistol and shoot when the parrot first made a noise?

Sep 17, 2012 6:59 | 0 replies

@candilious
Julz -Lol funny but indeed no joke.

But what would we call this now .......I"d say blame it on Apartheid ...............ja nee.
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Lol Candy.

Sep 13, 2012 12:41 | 0 replies