Johannesburg - South African veteran diplomat Mohamed Dangor has broken his silence from ICU about what forces were likely behind the brutal attack on him and his wife Nazly almost two weeks ago.
The couple was brutally attacked in their bed in the early hours of March 8, sustaining serious head injuries, and have been fighting for their lives in a Johannesburg ICU unit, having undergone numerous surgeries.
“Peace is not always profitable for everyone, and the things we have been doing in the Middle East, particularly in Palestine and Libya, could have upset those who are not in favour of the peacemaking activities we have been involved in. The attack could have been to send a message that those who seek to promote peace and reconciliation are not going to be popular amongst the war mongers,” Dangor said.
“The war mongers can either operate within South Africa or can operate through SA. I would say that the attack on us had more to do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The intra-Palestinian conflict is also important. It could have to do with intra-Palestinian rivalry, or it could be people on the Israeli side who don’t want peace,” Dangor told Independent Media.
From Dangor’s account of the attack, it would seem the attackers sedated him and his wife before beating them with what doctors believe could have been an iron bar, breaking his wife’s jaw in three places and causing severe damage to his face.