Cyclist stabbed in head: 'He just got on his bicycle and rode off'

Eye witness recounts bizarre attack on cyclist who miraculously survived

25 November 2018 - 14:18 By TimesLIVE
A scan shows the blade embedded in Shaun Wayne's head.
A scan shows the blade embedded in Shaun Wayne's head.
Image: BMJ Case Reports
Shaun Wayne was stabbed in Strand, Cape Town.
Shaun Wayne was stabbed in Strand, Cape Town.
Image: Wimpie van der Merwe via Facebook

An eyewitness to a grisly attack on a cyclist has recalled how he saw Shaun Wayne ride off with a knife stuck in his head.

Shane Hendricks told Rapport newspaper he was outside the Harmony Park resort in Strand, Cape Town, when he saw what he initially thought was children playing a wrestling game.

But then he saw how a man got stabbed.

"The bloodied man just got onto his bicycle and rode in the direction of the police station," said Hendricks, who then alerted the police.

The cyclist, who has since been identified as Shaun Wayne and whose picture with the knife embedded in his head has gone viral, miraculously survived.

He was treated by medical doctor and former Springbok Brendan Venter, who told TimesLIVE "everyone was gobsmacked" when they saw Wayne's injury. 

Wayne's mom, Sandra, told Rapport it had been a very traumatising experience.

"I can't sleep at night. All I see is that knife sticking out of his head."

The knife did not penetrate his brain. Wayne is also recovering from a stab wound to the hip.

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