South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala is safe and recovering in a hospital after three men attacked him and attempted to saw off his legs. Gwala was training on his bike in the city of Durban when the men stopped him and dragged him off of the road. The men attempted to saw off his legs, but the blade was very dull. After failing at removing one leg, they tried to chop off the other. Gwala was found by a local security team who transported him to the hospital. Dennis Jackson, director of the Elite Athlete Development program for KwaZulu-Natal province, spoke with The Associated Press on behalf of the injured athlete. Sounds crazy.-TO
A friend of mine, cycling in the Durban area was robbed by three people this morning, Then they attempted to saw off both legs with a chainsaw. Blade too blunt and only got half way through one and started on the other. Absolutely disgusting! How safe are we on SA roads?