Boksburg North resident in coma after brutal attack

Leon Scholtz is still in a coma, following a brutal attack.

Leon Scholtz (43) was found lying in a pool of blood, beside his car, outside Top Shots, in Trichardts Road.

His attackers are unknown.

Leon’s father, Johan, said his son was at Top Shots with his friends before the attack.

“When the time came for him to leave the facility, his friends walked him out and went back into the place, thinking that he had left,” he said.

However, when his friends were about to leave the place later, they noticed his car was still parked outside.

“When they approached they found that he was bleeding and badly beaten,” said Johan.

Johan said by the look of things he was probably attacked by more than one person.

Paramedics were called to the scene and administered treatment before transporting him to hospital.

His mother, Petro, burst into tears when she spoke to the Advertiser this morning (March 11).

“I’m hurt and I urge people out there to pray for my son,” she said, sobbing.

She added that Leon’s condition remains unchanged.

Boksburg North SAPS spokesperson Juanita Coetzer said police are investigating a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

She appealed to any witnesses to come forward and to contact the detective branch on 011 306 0000, using reference number 107.

“Right now we have no idea who attacked him and with what, we can only hope that he recovers, so that he will be able to help us with more information,” said Coetzer.

Top Shots owner Belinda Liebenberg told the Advertiser that following the attack, they have since hired security guards to look after cars and to ensure people get into their cars safely.

Leon Scholtz lying is still in a coma, following a brutal attack.

Leon Scholtz lying is still in a coma, following a brutal attack.

Maile Matsimela

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