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newsNetwerk24 reports that a domestic worker, who fought house robbers to protect a cancer sufferer and his autistic child, died on Sunday due to injuries she sustained during the attack.  

Mita Koromong Mphinya, 66, died in the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein.  She sustained a head injury and was stabbed six times in the neck, chest and back on Friday morning when three armed men entered the home of freelance researcher and writer Herman Toerien in Langenhoven Park.  Mphinya had been working for his family twice a week for the past 17 months.  Toerien sustained a foot injury in the attack.  He said that Mphinya had fought the robbers to give the rest of the people in the house a chance to escape.  "They could not keep her quiet, despite all the knife wounds.  When they grabbed me, she screamed even louder, and then went quiet."  According to Toerien, the robbers smashed Mphinya's head against a wall.  She sustained a serious head injury.

  • Read the full original report by Kaydene Davids at News24
  • Read too, Domestic worker killed defending employers against robbers, at TimesLive

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