Bloemfontein – A policeman has kindly taken charge of a guest house in Welkom while the owner recovers in hospital in Bloemfontein for more than three weeks, without her business taking a knock.
According to this article from News24, About six weeks ago, Gwen Lourens, 79, fell and broke a bone in her hip. She lay on the cold paving in her garden for about three hours, calling for help.
When Lieutenant-Colonel Tyrus Jenneke saw her, he immediately went to her rescue.
Jenneke, a training officer at the police college in Thabong, had stayed in Lourens’s guest house for two months after he was transferred from Graaff-Reinet to Welkom.
After finding the injured Lourens, Jenneke phoned a neighbour, Brian Schroeder, who works at Mediclinic Welkom. An ambulance was called and Lourens was taken to hospital.
X-rays showed the bone was broken.
Lourens said she fell after her foot got caught on a stone. Her head barely missed another big stone. She underwent an operation in Bloemfontein and was in a step-down facility in the city for another two weeks for physiotherapy.
For the full story go to News24.