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By unknown | Jul 15, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

THE ordeal through which baby Marzanne Kruger went is still fresh in our minds.

THE ordeal through which baby Marzanne Kruger went is still fresh in our minds.

In a country dubbed the crime capital of the world, who can blame us?

Two months ago, the one-year-old and her nannyFranscina Sekhu were viciously assaulted by robbers at their Johannesburg home.

Sekhu had allowed into the house a person she had seen doing some repairs in the Krugers' house some time before. Unfortunately for her and Marzanne, that person had nefarious motives.

The scoundrel and his gang beat the two and cleaned out the house before escaping.

The victims spent weeks in hospital, with the toddler losing an eye and Sekhu her job.

In another incident in Orange Grove last week, robbers pretending to be City Power employees threatened a domestic worker who was with her one-year-old baby girl and the 18-month-old baby boy of her employers.

The scumbags again gained entry after winning the trust of the domestic worker. They skilfully presented themselves as workers on routine rounds.

There too they stole electrical appliances and disappeared.

These are some of the many crime stories we report about that involve people we entrust with our children and homes.

Our working lives dictate we do so.

Questions that beg answers are: Are the people we employ too naive to trust even a total stranger? Or is there something wrong that we are doing as homeowners and parents?

Or have criminals found a soft target by going to our homes uninvited, in our absence and find an obliging yokel?


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