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Former Comrades Champ Nick Bester Severely Beaten in Attack – SAPeople

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electrical bike Former Comrades Champ Nick Bester Severely Crushed in Assault – SAPeople

Former elite athlete Nick Bester has been hospitalised after being badly crushed up by attackers, whereas he was coaching on Sunday.

Bester – a former Comrades champion (who received in 1991) – is one in every of South Africa’s high sportsman. He was an Ironman champion, mountain bike champ, and received a gold medal on the Dusi Canoe marathon.

Right now, the 60-year-old was apparently coaching when he was attacked by three males. His son, Shaun, posted the next message:

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A message from Nick Bester’s son concerning the assault on his father.

Shaun instructed the Pretoria Rekord that the attackers took his father’s “cellphones, financial institution playing cards and the gun he had on him. They pressured him to offer them PINs to his financial institution playing cards, tied him up and left him there.”

Legendary Comrades winner Bruce Fordyce mentioned in a put up that was shared on Fb: “Guys I’m very sorry to report that Nick Bester was attacked and severely crushed up by thugs whereas out coaching. His accidents are very critical. Damaged ribs, damaged jaw, unhealthy cuts in his head. Will report extra data once I be taught extra. I’ve spoken to him going for x-rays to test for inner accidents. Was crushed with rocks, dragged up a hill & crushed once more with rocks and tied up & left for useless. Needed to crawl via the bush to finally get to a street the place a passing automotive occurred to identify him & rushed him to hospital.”

Bester was taken to Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria.

Well-known sports activities broadcaster John Walland mentioned: “Ideas with the legend 1991 Comrades Marathon champion Nick Bester who was robbed and brutally assaulted as we speak while strolling within the Magaliesburg space. Nick is presently in hospital. That is the second time Nick has been attacked. 10 years in the past he was attacked and robbed of his mountain bike and cellphone.”

Bester, who Nedbank Working Membership’s athlete supervisor, continues to be passionately concerned in sport.

Violent crime in South Africa has made headlines recently. Yesterday South African bikers held a big protest against farm attacks and racism. Final night time a well-liked KZN couple were murdered on their farm, after getting back from a night spent with associates.

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