Man with rotting leg dies
Aman who was shot by police and left in excruciating pain has died. Mbhunywana Magagula, who was a security guard at Mvakwelitje bar, has died after eight years of pain and suffering.
In August 2010, Magagula was shot by police twice on his legs leading to him losing the ability to use both of them.
Doctors informed him that a bullet was lodged in one of his legs causing him constant pain, swelling up and rotting away.
Magagula has been in unbearable pain since 2010, with doctors turning him away without assistance because the damage was said to be extensive as it had been left unattended for too long.
After the death of his landlord, Magagula was taken away by community members to his brother’s home situated at Malkerns where he eventually passed away.
According to a man only identified as Mr Tsela from Mvakwelitje, t hey were very s a ddened by Magagula’s passing, even more because they lived with him in the community and had witnessed his pain.
He said as much as it was comforting to know that he is no longer in pain, it still bothers them how government was the cause of this problem and yet never did he even s how s ympathy and s upport towards Magagula.
Tsela says he was always there whenever Magagula needed to be transported anywhere and he is well aware that he was always turned back from the Mbabane Government Hospital without any assistance.
He went on to say as a community they were hoping to attend the funeral but because of distance and finances, they will not be able to.
Derrick Magagula, who is a brother to the deceased, informed this publication that as a family they have met with government in a bid to get assistance concerning his brother’s funeral arrangements. Magagula says they have been promising to assist the family but have not said nor received anything as of yet.
Magagula said it is good that as family they have all their brother’s documents from the time he was shot to all hospital visits and all media publications about him as they intend to take the government to court after the burial of his brother.
The deceased is set to be buried at his parental home at Shewula this morning.
Mbhunywane Magagula showing the rotting leg which doctors have now said its cancer after a bullet was left lodged inside since 2010 after he was allegedly wrongfully shot by police while at Mvakwelitje where he worked as a security guard. He has since passed away after eight years of pain and suffering.