The power of united South Africans: Over R22 000 raised in less than a day for Mhlengi Gwala

The power of united South Africans: Over R22 000 raised in less than a day for Mhlengi Gwala

- It is amazing what South Africans can do if they work together

- Within in only 24 hours, South Africans managed to raise R22 000 for Mhlengi Gwala

- Gwala was attacked on Tuesday, where three men tried to cut of his legs with a chainsaw

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As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, 26-year-old Mhlengi Gwala was brutally attacked by three robbers in the early morning hours on Tuesday.

The triathlete's attackers tried to hack of his legs with a chainsaw after dragging him into the nearby bushes.

Gwala survived the attack but desperately needed medical attention. Doctors concluded he would need an operation, and on Wednesday it was reported the promising athlete was taken into surgery.

Since the story about the horrific attack broke, South Africans were in overdrive sending out their love and prayers for Gwala.

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People were stunned at the brutality of the incident and wanted to do anything they could to help.

One man, JP Valverde in particular felt he needed to do something, so he started crowdfund to raise R100 000 to help Gwala.

Valverde said he wanted to raise money to "support him with all his medical expenses, transportation, bike replacement and rehabilitation costs.”

And, to Valverde's surprise, in less than a day over R22 000 had already been raised. It just goes to show that South Africans can accomplish amazing things if they work together.

The donations reached well over a R100 000 now, and the mark was moved up to R300 000.

If you want to contribute to the fund, which would contribute to Gwala's medical expenses, you can donate at BackaBuddy.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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