Nic Dlamini, one of South Africa’s top cyclists, has been doing well since an operation on his arm injured last week during a clash with park officials in Table Mountain National Park.
Dlamini said Monday in a statement on his Facebook page that the operation went well.
“For the first time, I need to receive expert care and physiotherapy in the hospital or rest at home until I recover well enough to make a statement to the police. I’m still not sure when it will be, but for now things are a bit uncomfortable and I still come to terms with what happened. “
Dlamini says it is not clear at this stage when he will be able to get back on a bicycle.
A video of this was distributed on social media.
According to a statement Friday by SANParks, a cyclist, Dlamini entered the Silvermine area without paying the fee. He also could not show a permit when asked for it.
Officials were notified of the incident and in the subsequent “situation the suspect injured himself”, the original statement states.
Five workers have since been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.
According to the statement, Dlamini is considering legal action.