Thursday, May 19, 2016

Veteran SABC News cameraman Peter Brewis brutally attacked, tied up, gagged and beaten in Cape Town; two robbers shot and arrested for attempted murder.

Photo: SABC

A veteran SABC News cameraman Peter Brewis has been brutally attacked by two men in his home in Cape Town with two men who have been arrested after a dramatic shoot-out.

Peter (Pietie) Brewis was savagely assaulted while working in his garage at his home in Cape Town's northern suburbs on Wednesday and forced into his home. He was tied up and beaten multiple times by his armed attackers.

The criminals tried to flee after neighbours heard Peter Brewis' cries for help. He was taken to a private hospital and is currently staying with his sister in Kuilsriver.

The SABC in the Western Cape reported through Facebook that two men have been arrested after a dramatic shootout in the Richwood suburb following the armed house robbery.

According to the SABC, the robbers demanded Peter Brewis' gun and then tied him up and gagged him. When he screamed for help, he was assaulted.

One robber was shot and wounded by a neighbour who came to the rescue and the other robber was shot by a security guard who responded to the call-out. Charges of robbery and attempted murder have been laid against the 23 and 26 year old suspects who are being treated in hospital.