Man's hand chopped off
Johannesburg - A 25-year-old man's hand was cut off with a panga in Sharpeville on Thursday after an apparent argument over a girlfriend, police and paramedics said.
"It seems two men were arguing when a panga was pulled out," said ER24 spokesperson, Vanessa Jackson.
Neighbours bandaged the man's hand after the fight at 13:00 and helped him to the Sharpeville police station, said Warrant-Officer Aubrey Moopeloa.
The injured man and his hand were airlifted from the police station to a hospital in another city because the local hospitals were all affected by the strike.
His assailant had not yet been arrested.