This is the terrifying moment a brave mother holds onto her toddler while trying to fend off gunmen armed with assault rifles trying to break into her property.
During the CCTV footage, captured in Pinetown, South Africa, the unnamed woman frantically tries to secure the gates outside her home as the gang break through.
The three gunmen arrived at the mother's home on February 2 at 10.40pm as she was saying goodbye to guests.
Security expert Andreas Mathios said: 'The residents were busy saying goodbye to their friends, whose vehicles were still parked in the driveway, with the main driveway gate open because they were about to leave.
'The suspects spotted the opportunity and stopped outside the property. As they approached the victims, one of the women standing in the driveway screamed when she saw a suspect armed with a firearm.'