The security guard who was recently run over by a vehicle at a shopping centre in Stellenbosch is in a stable condition, however the family said only time will reveal the extent of his injuries.
Mzwanele Wellem, 39, was run over by a motorist at a shopping complex in Die Boord, Stellenbosch on April 30.
The man who ran over Wellem, Johan Steyn, 39, has since appeared in court after handing himself over to police.
He was granted R2 000 bail and said he intends pleading not guilty to a charge of attempted murder (with an alternative charge of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm).
Those who know Wellem say he is shocked, traumatised and understandably not in a condition to speak.
His brother Anele told News24 on Friday that Wellem had been for a few medical check-ups and was in a stable condition for now.
“He is healing well, but he has a very big cut on his head which I am very worried about,” he said.
Steyn, from Kraaifontein, who owns a general building repairs and maintenance business, said in an affidavit that he should be released from custody because he had to look after his wife and their one-year-old son.
“I made more than one attempt to hand myself over to the police. I was, however, informed that no case has been opened against me as yet. Upon the third voluntary attempt, I handed myself over to the police,” he stated in his affidavit.
Referring to his intention to plead not guilty, he explained: “It is and has always been my contention that I have not committed any offence as alleged in this matter”.
The matter was postponed to June 27, for further investigation.
Two lawyers have offered to represent Wellem in his case pro-bono.