Yesterday at approximately 9.30am, a jogger in the James and Ethel Gray Park was attacked and mugged. The jogger was hit in the head with a rock or brick and then stabbed a number of times. The jogger also sustained other injuries to his arm. We are extremely grateful that the jogger will make a full recovery.
Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident and we have been advised of a number of recent incidents, although such incidents have not involved the severity of the injuries that occurred yesterday.
We are working with JMPD, SAPS and CAP in order to get more details in this regard.
In the meantime, please exercise caution when using the Park and avoid isolated areas.
Remember, if you see something, say something.
Birdhaven Ratepayers Association