Two white female runners, Adele Klopper and Lindie Lategan, were injured in a motiveless attack by a man who struck them with iron bar: "Let this be a lesson,' he shouted. He was named as Raymond Herbert, 28, a man the women did not know. The motiveless assault took place while the women were taking their routine run in Tenth Avenue at 5am together.
Sat 18 May 2013 - Thabazimbi woman Adele Klopper 39 and Lindie Lategan 41 were badly injured by a man identified as Raymond Herbert 28, who assaulted the two women while they were running in Tenth Avenue on May 172013 - as they often do.
Ms Klopper required 13 stitches in her skull and Ms Lategan 's left-eardrum is damaged and her ear bruised.
saps colonel Ronel Otto of Limpopo said Herbert shouted: “Laat dit vir julle ’n les wees.” Let this be a lesson for you.
Col. Ronel Otto said Raymond Herbert (28) was remanded in their custody until next week, by the Thabazimbi magistrate's court.
The two women said while they were hiking in the morning at 05h30 a man approached them and asked them for the time.
Lategan said just as she was looking down at her watch she saw the iron bar come down against the left side of her head and left ear.
"I fell. Adele was still looking at me when he smashed the bar down on her, she tried to run away but he chased her and hit her with the car again.
Then he ran off shouting "Let this be a lesson to you'. "He didn't steal anything, he just hit us.'
The two injured woman flagged down a motorist who took them to Ms Lategan's home.
She said she didn't know the man who assaulted them but had seen him around 'town'.