Cape Town - A Cape Town man may never walk again after he was thrown out of a moving train while defending a pregnant woman who was being robbed.
Darryn August, 27, is recovering at the Tygerberg hospital with a fractured spinal cord and punctured lungs.
The Athlone resident was on his way to work when nine men started robbing commuters in his carriage at Firgrove station last Monday.
His brother, Bernard August, 34, said Darryn was attacked when he stood up to protect a highly pregnant woman.
“He got up to help the lady and one of them hit him on the back with a crowbar and the other one started stabbing him in the head, on his arm and on his back.