Saturday morning around 4 a.m. something very bad happened to two of my friends. Gert Roets 23 , Devan Kruger 23 and one of their friends got drop off at home after a night out. The friend lives 1km away from Devans house and asked them to walk home with her. They walked with her and got her home safetly. On the way back about 500 meters from Devans house they heard a gun shot fired behind them they turned around and saw two armed men behind them. That's when Gert and Devan realised they need to run for there lifes Devan took out his phone and throw it away while running towards a field to get a hidding place while Gert took the shorter root running in the open road . Two more shot was fired and Gert whent down he stood up and kept running Devan got behind a bush and saw how they chased after Gert. Gert decide to head for the fields where Devan was and fell into a big hole. The armed men left Gert and started looking for Devan but he outsmarted them by getting into water where they can't see him but he can see them. When he saw they finally left he ran home and got his parents for help. The police and ambulance arrived at the seen about 10 minutes after being called. They got Gert out of the hole and raced him to Tembisa hospital for surgery.
Unfortunately Gert does not have medical aid. After the surgery the doctor told his family that they might have to amputate his leg because the bullet when though his main artery .
Gert still has both of his legs because they first want to give the leg a chance to heel after the surgery.
Gert has a kind soul and a very good rugby player and would not hurt a fly. Unfortunately he was in the wrong place at the wrong time that night.
We are trying to collect donations to have him transferd to a private hospital for beter care. His condition has deteriorated in the past 24 hours so we need to get him moved a.s.a.p.
Any donations would help.
Account Name: C Bronkhorst
BANK: FNB - Festival Mall
BRANCH: 25 01 12
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