Facing death at dawn: Waking up with a gun at my head

Sunday Times assistant editor Patrick Bulger recounts his ordeal when three men broke in, held him at gunpoint and ransacked his house

01 December 2019 - 00:00 By Patrick Bulger

“We don’t want to kill you!” A man in a grey tsotsi beanie has his hand on my neck, pushing me down onto the bed. He’s pointing a large gun at my head, and I am aware too of two other thugs entering the room, past the glass sliding door I opened for Lucy the cat an hour earlier.

It is about 7.30 in the morning, and my heart thumps, almost audibly, as grey beanie and a smaller, bearded guy in green flight overalls tie me up, feet together and hands behind my back...

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