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Horror attack on elderly tourists, Crime | South Africa - Cape TownWhen Austriancouple Klaus and Johanna Michl took a stroll at Noordhoek Beach on Thursday afternoon, their aim was to enjoy the sunshine beforebeginning the countdown to the end of theirthree-month holiday in SouthAfrica.

It was a beautiful day and the pair of pensioners from Mondsee in UpperAustria just wanted to enjoy the beauty of the coastline one last time when their sightseeing was interrupted by a knife-wielding man who stabbed them and took their belongings.

Klaus, 63, was stabbedthreetimes in the abdomen, once in the side and chest, and his wife Johanna, 68, in her neck. Klaus’s abdominal injuries were deep, affecting his intestines.

Bleeding, shocked and confused, they tried to find their way back to wheretheir stroll started when a localwomanwalking her dogs came to their aid.

Their assailant, who came from the sand dunes, fled with the couple’s backpack which had traveldocuments, a camera and other valuables inside.

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The dog walker helped call an ambulance and police but the policenever came.

Without the necessary identitydocuments and proof that they could afford privatehospital care, which was nearest to where they were, the couple said they were simply glad to have survived.

Speaking to Weekend Argus in the ICU unit at Melomed Tokai Hospital on Fridaynight, the couplefought back tears, expressing how grateful they were to be alive.

“He did not say anything to us, he just startedattacking us. He was aggressive, I did not understand why,” Klaus said.,When Austriancouple Klaus and Johanna Michl took a stroll at Noordhoek Beach on Thursday afternoon, their aim was to enjoy the sunshine beforebeginning the countdown to the end of theirthree-month holiday in SouthAfrica., cape town southafricatours, hotels in cape town sa, accommodation in cape town

“In an incident like this, it is not aboutmoney, it’s aboutbeing alive.

“We are grateful to this hospital and the nurses and doctors who have been helping us since we were admitted yesterday (on Friday),” said Klaus.

“From when the knife was going into my body to walking to the parkingwhere we got into the ambulance, I was numb and shocked.

“Only when they were administering first aid did I realise how serious it was,” he said.

The couple had been lookingforward to spending the afternoon in Noordhoek, havingvisited most of the Western Cape’s tourist attractions.

They arrived in September and spent time admiring the whales in Hermanus, Johanna said.

The couple also visited the GardenRoute and the West Coast. They hiked in Oudtshoorn, Clanwilliam and Montague and enjoyed the wine route in the Winelands.

They were left with seven days to completetheir stay when the traumatic incident happened.

Sister Elisa Hendricks of Melomed Tokai said the couple were in a state of shock when they arrived.


“The lady underwent an emergencyoperation last night and again this morning,” she said.

“The gentleman also underwent surgery last night. They are both stable but we will continue to observe them for another few days,” Hendricks said.

Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said the SAPS was not aware of the incident.





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It was a beautiful day and the pair of pensioners from Mondsee in UpperAustria just wanted to enjoy the beauty of the coastline one last time when their sightseeing was interrupted by a knife-wielding man who stabbed them and took their belongings.

Klaus, 63, was stabbedthreetimes in the abdomen, once in the side and chest, and his wife Johanna, 68, in her neck. Klaus’s abdominal injuries were deep, affecting his intestines.

Bleeding, shocked and confused, they tried to find their way back to wheretheir stroll started when a localwomanwalking her dogs came to their aid.

Their assailant, who came from the sand dunes, fled with the couple’s backpack which had traveldocuments, a camera and other valuables inside.,The dog walker helped call an ambulance and police but the policenever came.

Without the necessary identitydocuments and proof that they could afford privatehospital care, which was nearest to where they were, the couple said they were simply glad to have survived.

Speaking to Weekend Argus in the ICU unit at Melomed Tokai Hospital on Fridaynight, the couplefought back tears, expressing how grateful they were to be alive.,

“He did not say anything to us, he just startedattacking us. He was aggressive, I did not understand why,” Klaus said.,When Austriancouple Klaus and Johanna Michl took a stroll at Noordhoek Beach on Thursday afternoon, their aim was to enjoy the sunshine beforebeginning the countdown to the end of theirthree-month holiday in SouthAfrica., cape town southafricatours, hotels in cape town sa, accommodation in cape town

,“In an incident like this, it is not aboutmoney, it’s aboutbeing alive.

“We are grateful to this hospital and the nurses and doctors who have been helping us since we were admitted yesterday (on Friday),” said Klaus.

“From when the knife was going into my body to walking to the parkingwhere we got into the ambulance, I was numb and shocked.

“Only when they were administering first aid did I realise how serious it was,” he said.

The couple had been lookingforward to spending the afternoon in Noordhoek, havingvisited most of the Western Cape’s tourist attractions.

They arrived in September and spent time admiring the whales in Hermanus, Johanna said.

The couple also visited the GardenRoute and the West Coast. They hiked in Oudtshoorn, Clanwilliam and Montague and enjoyed the wine route in the Winelands.

They were left with seven days to completetheir stay when the traumatic incident happened.

Sister Elisa Hendricks of Melomed Tokai said the couple were in a state of shock when they arrived.,“The lady underwent an emergencyoperation last night and again this morning,” she said.

“The gentleman also underwent surgery last night. They are both stable but we will continue to observe them for another few days,” Hendricks said.

Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said the SAPS was not aware of the incident.