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Pretoria - A man who was stabbed numerous times at a Pretoria nightclub last weekend is out of intensive care and recovering well.
Carel De Jager, the assistant manager of student hot spot Tiger Tiger, was taken to hospital early on Sunday, bleeding profusely after being stabbed by a patron.
It is believed a fight had broken out inside the club, which bouncers had tried to break up. It then moved to the parking lot.
The Tiger Tiger Pretoria management declined to give detailed information, although a representative confirmed the incident.
A post on their Facebook page, posted on Tuesday afternoon, confirmed the incident.
“An argument occurred between two parties, which security personnel resolved. An employee (of the nightclub) (Carel) then went and intervened with one of the parties, which was followed by the other party assaulting the employee with a broken bottle.
“The bouncers directed the involved parties outside to avoid further injuries to patrons inside,” the post read.
A source told the Pretoria News that De Jager was stabbed numerous times with the broken bottle.
A knife was allegedly used as well.
De Jager was taken to hospital in the back of bakkie with blood gushing from the back of his head and upper body.
Kloof Hospital spokesman Johan Dednam said that De Jager had undergone surgery on Sunday and Monday. On Wednesday he said De Jager was out of the intensive care unit and was recovering well in a normal ward.
Police said that a 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene soon after the incident and was released on bail on Sunday.
He appeared in court on Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder.
Police said the incident was still being investigated and they could not rule out the possibility of more arrests.