The Star Early Edition

Oc­to­ge­nar­ian dies af­ter at­tack

- Crime · Incidents

AN 87-YEAR-OLD man re­cov­er­ing from a hip oper­a­tion has died af­ter be­ing at­tacked with an axe on his small­hold­ing near Pre­to­ria, Maroela Me­dia re­ported yes­ter­day. Five men at­tacked La­zlow Berc­sényi, 87, and his wife Carol, in her 70s, around 7pm on Satur­day on their small­hold­ing in Bon Ac­cord. La­zlow died from his in­juries in hospi­tal around 5am yes­ter­day. Fam­ily friend Ian Botha said Carol needed to be op­er­ated on for in­juries sus­tained to her jaw and arm. She had been at­tacked with a spade. – Sapa

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