South African triathlete Gwala 'attacked with chainsaw'

08 March, 2018, 03:47 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
  • Triathlete Mhlengi Gwala to undergo surgery after chainsaw attack        By DESTINY MAN REPORTER

The attackers also started sawing into Gwala's left leg before fleeing, enabling the athlete to crawl to a road and flag down a passing auto to take him to a hospital. Luckily, he is expected to walk again because the chainsaw the men used was reportedly too blunt to cut through his flesh and bones, according to TMZ.

His athletic sponsor, Sue de la Porte, said Gwala was then dragged into the surrounding bushes by the men who then attempted to saw the 26-year-old's leg off.

South Africa's deputy sports minister, Gert Oosthuizen, described the attack on the "star athlete" as "totally unacceptable" and said police are investigating.

"They took the chainsaw, which they were not using electrically, but manually. When they saw it was getting stuck they started on the other leg", Gwala's training partner Sandile Shange told BBC. They were cutting one foot, he was fighting and screaming, and when they got to the bone they got stuck. He was found by a local security company and taken to hospital.

Gwala‚ who has been part of the programme for four years‚ has represented South Africa twice in worldwide triathlons.

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The athlete said he offered the attackers his cellphone, wallet and bike - but they still went straight for his legs and spoke a language he couldn't understand.

"I have never heard of any enemies that he may have", he said. "He is a wonderful ambassador for the sport". Jackson said. "From what we understand‚ he is in a cast".

Gwala was able to crawl to a road and flag down a passing vehicle to take him to a hospital.

Provincial police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the attack had not yet been reported and so could not comment further on the incident.

South Africa Olympic triathlete Henri Schoeman, who won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, wished Gwala well in two Twitter post.

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