BBC South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala has reportedly been attacked while training by three men attempting to cut off his legs with a saw.The attack reportedly happened in the early hours of Tuesday in Durban while Gwala was on a training ride. The men cut into both of Gwala’s legs before he was able to escape. “He thought they were coming to rob him, stopped and gave them his phone but they didn’t want his phone, didn’t want his watch or bicycle,” Shange said. “They dragged him to the side of the road to some bushes, took a saw and started cutting his legs. “They kept on cutting and when they got to the bone, because the saw was not that sharp, the saw got stuck. When they saw it was getting stuck they started on the other leg. ” Gwala was due to compete in the South African national championships this month. “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.
The look I give whenever I hear about body parts coming off people
I don’t know what else you’re supposed to do besides feel gross and double check to see that you have all your limbs and parts.
Imagine being this world class triathlete. You have nationals in a month and then you think you’re just getting robbed by a few guys and they say they’re not interested in your money, watch or even your bicycle. They wanted none of that. All you hear is the roar of a chainsaw starting. It’s then you realize that you’re dealing with people that you just don’t understand because they want what puts food on your table. Your legs. It be like if someone tried to jack Beethoven and instead of taking his piano they decided they wanted his fingers. Just a wild situation. The details of the gruesome encounter are pretty awful
They dragged him to the side of the road to some bushes, took a saw and started cutting his legs. “They kept on cutting and when they got to the bone, because the saw was not that sharp, the saw got stuck. When they saw it was getting stuck they started on the other leg
There weak chainsaw was so crappy that it couldn’t cut through his one leg so they figured maybe it will cut through the other one. That’s the kind of hit crew we’re dealing with. I guess we’re dealing with wannabe murderers who who are at the bottom of the South African Totem Poll of hit men. If I was Mhlengi here while he recovers from this I would try and pitch that his legs are strongest in the world and promote the idea that not even a chainsaw can cut through his legs. That’s how strong he is. Doctors say he will one day be able to run again, something I think is amazing. Good for him.
The only other situation that I can think of that relates to this is Tonya Harding sending her goons to take out Nancy Kerrigan. That was wild. But at least they just used a pipe and not a chainsaw.
I will say that the only person to send after these guys and someone please pass this along to Mhlengi is Riggs. He’s dealt with monsters from South Africa before