Municipality promises to fix barriers after man’s injury

2015-08-06 09:32
Clive Govindsamy is nursing a deep wound after a broken barrier ripped through his leg whilst he was walking in Raisethorpe on Saturday.

Clive Govindsamy is nursing a deep wound after a broken barrier ripped through his leg whilst he was walking in Raisethorpe on Saturday. (Kailene Pillay)

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COME tomorrow, repairs to the broken barriers in Raisethorpe will begin, promised Msunduzi Municipality.

Municipal acting spokesperson Madeleine Jackson said the municipality was previously “not aware” of the broken rails but the problem had now been noted.

Northdale Sassa manager Clive Govindsamy was stabbed in his leg by one of the broken rails on Saturday morning.

Govindsamy said the broken rail pierced through his leg and ripped his flesh whilst he was crossing the road.

“I looked down and could see my bone. My flesh was completely ripped and there was blood everywhere,” said Govindsamy.

He was taken to Daymed Private Hospital for urgent care and received more than 20 stitches.

“Because the stab wound was so deep and it ripped my flesh from the inside, I had to receive stitches inside my leg and on top,” he said.

Govindsamy said he now has to visit the hospital daily to receive antibiotics via a drip and change the dressing on his wound

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