UPDATE: Surgery for shot Centurion guard postponed

David Mokoena and Monitor Net general manager Paul Gerber. Photo: Supplied

An operation to remove a bullet from the body of a security officer shot during a robbery in Centurion has been postponed.

David Mokoena was wounded in cross-fire while responding to a house robbery in Knopjeslaagte area, Centurion.

He was due to undergo an operation on Thursday morning but doctors postponed it.

Monitor Net security company control centre received a call at about 23:30 about an armed house robbery underway, according to a statement issued by the company.

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The armed suspects had tied up the victims inside the house.

When officers arrived the suspects opened fire and the security men retaliated before the assailants fled the scene.

Mokoena was wounded and was treated on the scene before being transported to hospital.

“David is to be discharged tomorrow as the projectile can only be removed from his body next week due to severe swelling,” said Monitor Net security company general manager Paul Gerber.

“When he got the news, his first response was: ‘now when can I go back to the road?’
Also, when we discussed this extremely traumatic incident, he smiled and said: ‘I chose this job, and when it is tea time, it is tea time’,” said Gerber.

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“From his hospital bed he requested us to thank each and every person for the wishes and beautiful messages and he specifically asked us to thank Emer-g-med and the angels that calls themselves nursing staff at Unitas hospital.

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