Former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Brilliant Khuzwayo, attended a sports event at the Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) in Umlazi, Durban, where he was brutally attacked and stabbed.
Khuzwayo, 30, was rushed to the hospital after he was attacked on Saturday. According to witnesses, he was approached by a man, believed to be a student at the institution, who stabbed him.
Khuzwayo, who was capped three times for his country, was invited to be a guest speaker at the MUT event. However, he did not make his appearance due to the attack which happened right before the event started.
The extent of his injuries was unknown at the time of the incident, however a case has been opened with Umlazi SAPS.
Police spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker, confirmed the incident, saying counter charges of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm were being investigated. He added that two people aged 23 and 30 are expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The Former South Africa International and now SABC analyst was discharged from the hospital.
KickOff.com investigated what the motive behind the stabbing could have been and gathered information from witnesses who was present on the day.
"Students wanted to take pictures with him and the suspect got jealous, he then fought with Brilliant," a witness revealed.
Khuzwayo also appeared in court on Monday due to counter charges made againts him, however, no information following the court case have been released as yet.