Tshwane pointsman attacked by bees

2014-09-18 10:24

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Johannesburg - A pointsman in Centurion, Tshwane, has been hospitalised after being attacked by a swarm of bees while directing traffic, Beeld reported on Thursday.

Gert Venter, who has been a pointsman for 13 years, was attacked by the swarm of bees on Tuesday afternoon on the corner of Piet Hugo Street and Ruimte Road.

Motorist Vena Strauss told the Afrikaans daily that she tried to help him but was forced back into her own car when the bees started attacking her.

Motorists gathered around him in their cars and some tried to scare off the bees with fire extinguishers but to no avail.

Eventually a man in a bakkie, Bertus Myburgh, shouted at Venter to jump on his bakkie and he sped off.

Venter was admitted to the high care unit at One Military hospital in Pretoria and was moved to a normal ward on Wednesday.

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