Bludgeoned Schoenies woman, 78, loses battle

“She seemed to be doing better and recovering slowly until yesterday [Wednesday],” Stock said. “She became weak and very tired – at that point, we didn’t know which way it would go.

“We are now awaiting word from Ken’s sister in the UK as to her arrival, and another of Elaine’s cousins will be arriving next week from Johannesburg.”

Wiping away the tears rolling down her cheeks, Schoenmakerskop resident Natalie Kerr – the wife of artist Greg who had sold a collection of paintings to raise funds for Allwright’s medical expenses – said: “We want justice. “People are stunned by her passing and we all send our deepest condolences to the family.

“The attack was brutal and senseless. We are all concerned for our safety because of it.”

Schoenmakerskop Ratepayers’ Association chairman Andre Lemmer said the residents would have a meeting shortly to decide what would be done with any surplus amount.

“This [Allwright’s death] definitely has the whole village on edge,” he said.