WHEN Marcus Mahasha caught the mother of his kids with another man, he expected them to be humble and apologise. But that did not happen.

Instead, his girlfriend’s lover told Marcus to leave. When Marcus refused, the man hit him on his stomach with a steel bar.


Now Marcus (40) of Maphalle Village outside Giyani, Limpopo walks around with a huge lump on his stomach.


He told Daily Sun he was admitted to Kgapane Hospital in Modjadjiskloof and later transferred to Letaba Hospital in Tzaneen for an operation. He now has a huge lump on his stomach.

“I believe the doctors might have left a needle inside me,” he said.

He said all they do is give him painkillers. His wife, the mother of his two children, has left him.

His mother, Betty (55), said she is afraid her son might die.

Limpopo health spokesman Thabiso Teffo said the patient was only admitted to hospital 12 days after the assault. “Our investigation shows that he had an abdominal abscess already,” he said.

Marcus had an operation and was discharged and readmitted in March with the same condition.

“He discharged himself without medical advice. He has been booked for X-rays,” Teffo said.

Constable Millicent Mohale said: “The suspect was charged with assault and released after a month. The information submitted to the court found that the victim provoked the suspect.

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