Triathlete Mhlengi Gwala recovering well after horror attack

SA triathlete Mhlengi Gwala's marathon 9 hour operation went well and doctor's say he has already starting to wriggle his toes.

Gwala's story made headlines when he was attacked in Durban while training and dragged into a secluded pathway near UKZN.

The attackers attempted to cut off his legs with a saw, but apparently fled the scene after noticing a security vehicle driving nearby.

He managed to limp to the main road to get help.

His operation was done by doctors at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli hospital.

Read: Mhlengi Gwala's friend describes the horrific attack

South African took to social media plartfoms to wish Gwala a speedy recovery.

A crowd funding campaign “Get Mhlengi Back on his Feet” was initiated to raise money to fund Gwala's surgery.

In less than 24 hours, over R400 000 was raised for the young triathlete. Currently the money raised stands at R614 524.


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