A husband who heard his pregnant wife being attacked by a machete-wielding rapist in South Africa grabbed the blade (pictured) and hacked the man to death with it

A machete-wielding rapist who attacked a pregnant woman in South Africa was hacked to death by her husband.

The attack happened when the rapist broke into a house in Tongaat, north of Durban, shortly before 11am on Monday.

Emergency workers said the man – who was armed with a long-handled machete called a panga – then attempted to rape a woman who was five months pregnant.

But the woman’s screams were heard by her husband who came running into help her from a nearby bedroom.

He grabbed the machete and hacked the attacker in the head and arms with it, Times Live reports. The attacker bled to death.

Staff for Reaction Unit SA, a private emergency response organisation, were called to the scene around 11am and found the attacker’s body along with the machete.

Company spokesman Prem Balram said: ‘Upon arrival the suspect was found lying outside the home bleeding excessively from injuries to his head and arms.’

Police were later called and arrested the husband while they investigate.

The attack happened in Tongaat, north of Durban, around 11am on Monday after the rapist broke into the couple's home and launched his attack

The attack happened in Tongaat, north of Durban, around 11am on Monday after the rapist broke into the couple’s home and launched his attack.

 

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