Attackers try to decapitate Margate man

2015-09-10 06:00
Fanie Olwagen in hospital after attackers tried to decapitate him.PHOTO: supplied

Fanie Olwagen in hospital after attackers tried to decapitate him.PHOTO: supplied

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A 50-YEAR-OLD man from Margate has been transfered to a Durban hospital after spending three days in ICU in the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital fighting for his life.

Fanie Olwasgen was attacked by unknown men in Margate on Saturday just after 7pm as he crossed the road returning to his flat after a residents’ meeting to discuss a rowdy building on Marine­ Drive opposite his flat.

The attackers stabbed him and tried to decapitate him.

Olwagen’s daughter Zando, told the Fever that her father has been transferred to a Durban hospital to undergo facial surgery.

Olwagen’s employer, Joup Joubert from Uvongo Brick and Blocks, said when he arrived at the scene, Olwagen’s wife told him that her husband had just opened the safety gate of the flats when he was called back by the group. When he went back, he was attacked. He was helped by passersby and taken to hospital.

“He is extremely lucky to be alive,” said Joubert.

However, Joubert is not happy with Margate SAPS.

“The police were called to the scene, but they didn’t come straight away. Eventually, when they did arrive, they told us to call an ambulance, and then left.”

Margate SAPS spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka said that an assault with the intention of doing grievous bodily harm case has been opened however­,­ it was registered later in hospital.

Marine Drive residents have apparently been having trouble with noisy residents of a specific building and some say that prostitution allegedly takes place there. A source told the Fever that it is occupied mostly by immigrants.

Joubert says there are allegations that the suspects who were involved in the incident have fled.

The Olwagen family said they do not feel safe as no arrests have been made

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