The star was merely “within the mistaken place on the mistaken time”, a tourism boss claims.
Katie was in a convoy of 4x4s with Junior, 12, 10-year-old Princess and a movie crew for fly-on-thewall present My Loopy Life after they have been held up by three robbers in South Africa.
The thugs beat up their minder earlier than swiping jewelry, money and laptops price tens of hundreds of kilos. The mannequin, 39, had been travelling from Johannesburg to Swaziland alongside the darkish freeway when the youngsters wanted to go to the bathroom.
However after they pulled over in Mpumalanga province, three drug-crazed thugs struck. Katie and her kids have been mentioned to be left fearing for his or her lives.
However native vacationer boss Athol Stark mentioned: “Some persons are saying this group have been focused due to Katie Worth and who they have been, however I imagine that was completely not the case. This was simply the case of individuals being within the mistaken place on the mistaken time.
“Some persons are saying this group have been focused due to Katie Worth and who they have been, however I imagine that was completely not the case.”
“This was a gaggle of opportunist robbers who noticed folks pull over at the hours of darkness at a roadside and robbed them. There have been thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of rands price of movie tools on the automobiles however they ignored that and simply needed money, laptops, mobiles, iPads and any jewelry.
“It’s my understanding there have been no weapons nevertheless it was a reasonably nasty assault.”
After the theft, the crazed attackers hurled the automobile’s keys into the undergrowth, leaving Katie and her entourage stranded.
Mr Stark mentioned he and his colleagues rescued the group from the roadside, giving them a lodge in a single day.
He added: “They have been all significantly better after a great sleep.”