#BRUHNews: South African Triathlete Attacked With Chainsaw, Will Walk Again

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"He dragged himself out of the bush onto the road and a private security vehicle picked him up and took him to the nearest hospital".

Gwala, who has since undergone surgery to fix the damage inflicted on his legs, was dragged off the road by the trio whilst on a training ride in Durban, and the assailants attempted to cut of his legs with the blunt saw.

South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala was horrifically attacked while cycling to a training session in Durban, the Associated Press reports.

"They kept on cutting and when they got to the bone... the saw got stuck".

"So when people ask me now: 'Is he going to overcome this?' I say, 'For sure". "Then they pointed a gun at me and I panicked".

KwaZulu-Natal police said they were investigating.

The 27-year-old had to go through six hours of operation to save his right leg.

The athlete's training partner Sandile Shange has told the BBC that Gwala had been involved in a potentially-fatal attack involving a chainsaw and an attempt at amputating his prized set of limbs.

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"He tried offering them his cellphone and money, but they pinned him down and tried to saw off his leg", said his athletic sponsor Sue de la Porte, via News 24.

It gets even more terrible.

The attackers only fled the scene when they were interrupted, leaving the victim bleeding and in enormous need of help.

"The complainant alleged that on March 6, 2018 at about 03:20 in the morning whilst cycling in Rick Turner Road, Umbilo, he was dragged by three unknown men into a bush", said police spokeswomen Captain Nqobile Gwala.

"When he spoke to doctors they said they will be able to save his leg and he will be able to walk and run again but it is a long walk to recovery", Shange said.

South Africa's deputy sports minister, Gert Oosthuizen, took to Twitter to condemn the brutality.

Durban North Olympic medalist, Henri Schoeman, who knows Gwala personally, said all South Africans must stand behind Gwala and support him through his recovery.

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