The dad and his two children came under attack by a group of men during load shedding last week.
The family was at a local retail store in Balvenie Road, Connaught Estate, to get groceries around 8pm last Friday when his daughter Charne Pienaar, 18, was hit with a brick in her face, damaging her left eye.
Charne was rushed to hospital and doctors have confirmed that her cornea was damaged by the impact of the brick and shattered glass.
Ashley says: “My child lost 80% of her eyesight in her left eye, she is now permanently disabled because these gangsters wanted to go on a rampage to hurt and rob people.
“We came out of the shop and met these guys on their way into the store but the shop owner already saw them and locked the main entrance, preventing them from getting in.
“They already slashed the tyres of a car standing opposite the road and then turned on us while we sat in the car.
“One of the men shouted ‘julle almal gaan vrek vanaand’.
“I tried to speed off but one of them threw a brick at my car and hit my back window and then Charne’s face.
“It was dark because it was load shedding and the experience was so traumatic.”
Ashley says Charne is a top student in her class at Cravenby High School.
“She is a future leader, now she’s robbed of her eyesight by selfish, ruthless gangsters.”
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirms the incident but says no arrest has been made.
“According to reports, the 47-year-old complainant was driving out of the parking area when unknown suspects threw a brick at his car and damaged the right back window.
“As a result, the complainant’s daughter was injured in the face and taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
“A case of malicious damage to property and assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm is under investigation at Ravensmead SAPS.”