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Man critical after panga attack in Hammanskraal

Paramedics say he was airlifted to hospital after they found him with a severe blow across his spine.

Picture: imgkid.com

JOHANNESBURG - A man is in a critical condition in hospital after he was attacked with a panga at the Groot Vallei informal settlement in Hammanskraal.

Paramedics say he was airlifted to hospital after they found him with a severe blow across his spine, causing him to lose sensation in his legs.

Reports from the scene indicate that the 22-year-old was attacked and robbed by unknown people.

Netcare 911's Chris Botha says he is stable but critical condition.

"We found a 22-year-old Zimbabwean man in a very critical condition when we arrived. He had sustained a very traumatic injury across the spine with a panga and had lost sensation in his legs."