Durban- The Durban triathlete who’s legs were hacked with a saw in a brutal assault, says while the pain was excruciating, not being able to run would be more painful.
Mhlengi Gwala, spoke to The Mercury just before going into surgery on Wednesday morning.
The 26-year-old said three men approached him while he was doing his daily cycling training on Rick Turner (Francois) Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
“They grabbed me from the bike and asked where I was going. Then they pointed a gun at me and I panicked. But they didn’t say anything else and just pulled me into the bushes where they started doing what they did to me,” he said.
Gwala said he was nervous about surgery but hopeful for his recovery.