Robbery victim dies after leg amputation

2015-05-21 07:40
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Durban - A man whose leg was amputated after he was shot in a robbery at a lodge in Sodwana, KwaZulu-Natal, died on Wednesday afternoon.

Thys Besselaar’s right leg was amputated at the hip in Durban on Monday, reported Netwerk24 on Thursday.

Complications after the amputation led to his death, according to Tokkie Hugo, owner of the Certainty Lodge where Besselaar, 35, was shot.

Besselaar, the father of a 5-year-old daughter was at the lodge last Friday evening with Hugo when three armed men attacked them. The lodge’s other employees were also robbed.

The 35-year-old was shot in the leg with a shotgun after hitting a robber with a bar stool.

Besselaar’s father, also Thys, said the wound didn’t close after the amputation but was cleaned every day.

Hugo said on Wednesday that police were making good progress with their investigation.

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