Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stellenbosch University academic survives brutal attack

Lusanda Bill
26 September 2010

Gubela Mji aged 52 who is the head of the Stellenbosch University Centre for Rehabilitation Studies in the Health Faculty has survived a knife attack.

Mji was on her regular morning walk near Rosmead Avenu, Kenilworth when she was stabbed six times.

She was found by a security guard who was doing his final rounds when he saw the woman covered in blood, he immediately went to find help.

Her daughter, Vuyo aged 26 said “I was shocked when I went to the door to find that it was the ambulance services outside wanting information about my mother. They just told me that my mother had been assaulted and that she could not remember what had happened.”

She was immediately rushed to Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands, and it was reported that she is recovering well in hospital.

Mohamed Shaikh, senior director communication and liaison at Stellenbosch University, said the attack highlighted that urgent, decisive action had to be taken against crime that was spiralling out of control.

Anyone with information about the attack is urged to call Detective Constable Mkhuseli Ngqiyana at Claremont police station on 021 657 2240 /2252.

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