Ekurhuleni man’s arm chopped for R2

He sold  small cellphone to a vegetable street vendor for R150 last year.

But the street vendor was not willing to pay him.

So on Tuesday, 7 February, the 28-year-old man approached the vendor in Duduza, Ekurhuleni, to ask for R2 from the money owed to him.

But the vendor refused, saying he didn’t have the money.

An argument then ensued between the man and vendor.

The vendor allegedly took out a panga from his trolley and slashed the man’s upper left arm.

“I did not see it coming and when he saw I was bleeding, he pulled away his trolley and hastened away.

“I was screaming for help because I was bleeding,” said the man.

An ambulance was called and the man was rushed to hospital for treatment.

The 28-year-old victim had since been admitted to hospital.

“I’m in pain and I got assaulted for a lousy R2,” he said.

The man said he was still going to open a case when he was well enough.

“I’m still in hospital and will go to the police station as soon as I’m discharged,” he said.

His mother said she was disturbed by her son’s injury.

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“My son used to survive on piece jobs and with his hand like this, I don’t know.

“I just pray it heals,” she said.

The mum said that it is by God’s grace that the hand was not severed.


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