Brave teen fights off muggers

Brave teen fights off muggers
Teen fight off muggers in South Africa

Newcastle: On his back, the young man still valiantly fought to hold on to his phone. It was during this time, that Andrè sustained no less than 11 wounds.

A routine walk into town from school last Friday afternoon turned into something from a nightmare for 18-year-old Andrè Steytler.

Andrè, a pupil at Amajuba High School, was walking to his mother’s place of work in town at about 2.30pm. He took a shortcut past the Oval Track which would bring him out by the Hardwick Street Bridge, a shortcut he takes almost every day.

“I had almost reached the bridge when I saw two guys jump out of the bushes and tell another guy who was walking in front of me to give them his phone,” said Andrè. “Then they came for me.”

Andrè then told his chilling tale of how both men, armed with knives, approached him demanding he hand over his cellular phone. But bravely, he refused.

“I told them no,” he said. “It was my phone, and I did not want them to have it.”

A struggle ensued, and one of the men pushed Andrè.

“I lost my balance and fell down the small embankment. While I was on my back, they both came for me again.”

On his back, the young man still valiantly fought to hold on to his phone. It was during this time, that Andrè sustained no less than 11 wounds.

“I didn’t feel a thing. I was just concentrating on keeping my phone. It was in my right hand and the one guy kept trying to grab it out of my hand. They even stepped on my face,” he said.

Not deterred, Andrè continued to struggle. He managed to wrestle one of the knives away from his would-be muggers, and somehow got to his feet.

“They both ran away, and I still have my phone,” he said, proudly. “I’m just glad it wasn’t worse.”

Andrè sustained two cuts to his head, cuts to both hands his shoulders and both legs. In total, he had to get 40 stitches to close the wounds.

I won’t be walking there again,” he laughed. “I’m going to stick to the main roads, where it is safer.”

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South Africa Today – South Africa News