Gerlad Markandan, a 48-year-old Malvern resident, was attacked on the R102.
On the evening of February 24, 2019, Gerlad Markandan had parked his vehicle on the other side of the R102, when he was allegedly attacked by an unknown suspect.
The 48-year-old Malvern resident was walking to his acquaintance’s home, when an unknown suspect asked him if he had anything on him.
Perceiving that the unknown suspect’s intentions were to rob him, Markandan attempted to avoid the suspect.
Seeing that Markandan was evading his grasp, the suspect allegedly attempted stabbing Markandan in effort to rob him of his valuables. In defence, Markandan blocked the suspect’s blow.
Gerlad Markarndan shows the injuries he sustained on the night of the attack.
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Seeing that his first attempt of stabbing Markandan had failed, the suspect went in with a second attempt, which sent Markandan flying on to the on-coming traffic. The Malvern handy man was then forcefully hit by a car.
“At this moment of the attack, I remember seeing three men coming to my aid. Everything happened so fast. Emergency services were called to the scene and I was admitted to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital for two weeks,” Markandan said.
He added, “I just want to get in contact with my Good Samaritans. I could not even thank them for helping me that night. I am appealing to public to help me find my three Samaritans. I hope that they get to read this and contact me.”
To assist Gerlad Markandan in getting in touch with his Samaritans, call 061-723-8496. Alternatively, contact Derek Naidoo on 084-847-4218.