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newsNews24 reports that according to the family of the security guard who was recently run over by a vehicle in a parking area while directing traffic was in a stable condition, but only time would reveal the extent of his injuries.  

A video recently emerged on social media of Mzwanele Wellem, 39, being run over by a motorist at a shopping complex in Stellenbosch on 30 April.  Johan Steyn, 39, has since appeared in court after handing himself over to police.  He was granted R2,000 bail and said he intended to plead not guilty to a charge of attempted murder (with an alternative charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm).  Those who know Wellem say he is shocked, traumatised and understandably not in a condition to speak to the media.  His brother Anele said that Wellem had been for a few medical check-ups and was in a stable condition for now.  "He is healing well, but he has a very big cut on his head which I am very worried about," he indicated.  The extent of other possible injuries is not yet clear.  The Ipic Property Group, which owns the shopping centre, said they were constantly liaising with Wellem's employer to obtain information on his condition and assist where possible.  Two lawyers have offered to represent Wellem in the case pro-bono.

  • Read the full original of Jenna Etheridge’s report on the above story and vie the video at News24


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