City worker stabbed in face, cheek partially ripped off

A municipal worker was stabbed in the face and had his cheek partially ripped off during a robbery.

GRAPHIC: MUNICIPAL WORKER HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY INJURED

According to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesman, Prem Balram, the Ethekwini Municipality employee was seriously injured on Thursday.

“An Ethekwini Municipality worker was seriously injured after being stabbed in the face during a robbery in Verulam CBD in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.”

Balram said the 38-year-old arrived at the Response Unit South Africa (RUSA) headquarters on Thursday afternoon, bleeding excessively from his injury.

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HIS CHEEK HAS BEEN PARTIALLY RIPPED

“The municipal employee’s right cheek was partially torn off. He told response officers that he was confronted by five suspects who attacked him without warning before stealing his mobile phone and Samsung wallet. The victim then went to RUSA headquarters for help.

Balram said he was taken to a medical facility for treatment.

The injured worker. Photo: RUSA

Meanwhile, the bloodied body of the former KZN mayor was found on Thursday morning in a sugar cane field opposite his property in Canelands.

It comes after former Verulam mayor Manna Naidoo (74) was reportedly abducted on Wednesday in a hasty attack on a farm.

According to Reaction Unit SA (RUSA) spokesman Prem Balram, Naidoo’s bullet-riddled body was found by a search party patrolling the sugar cane fields.

NAIDOO HAS BEEN SHOT SEVERAL TIMES

“An intense search was conducted by members of the Response Unit South Africa (RUSA), South African Police, community organizations and civilian volunteers throughout the day yesterday and resumed this morning. He seems to have been shot several times.

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Melissa C. Keyes