September 19, 2015

#ATTACK: Mother-of-two, Sam Musk, an insurance broker, was shot in the face by black hijackers

Bluff mother of two, Sam Musk, is recovering after being shot during a hijacking. A benefit concert is being held to help her pay her medical costs

Durban - The lucky-to-be-alive Bluff mother who was shot during a hijacking two weeks ago, is now out of intensive care.

“She is in a normal surgical ward… but is still wobbly on her feet,” a relative said.

Mother-of-two, Sam Musk, an insurance broker, was shot in the face as she was dropping off a business client at his home in Kingsley Road.

A man suddenly appeared at the driver’s side of Musk’s VW Polo and the next the driver and passenger knew, a shot rang out, the driver’s window was smashed by a bullet which then slammed into Musk’s jaw, severing her carotid artery – a major vessel taking blood to the brain – and lodging in between two vertebrae.

The passenger, whose name is not being disclosed, leapt into action to save her life by stopping the bleeding and preventing her from choking on her own blood.

Once the swelling from the injury had gone down, Musk went into theatre to have her teeth wired and a plate inserted into her jaw.

No arrest has been made.

A concert has been planned for October 24 to raise funds to meet her medical costs. It will be held at Fynnlands Sports Club on the Bluff.

The concert will feature 10 of Durban’s most popular rock/ pop bands who will play free of charge. Acts who have already confirmed are Salty Dog, Calamity Jam, DV 8, Jo’s Garage, Southern Crisis, Delwyn & The Gypsies, Bobby & The Dynamites, Mongoose In The Shed, Zamiso and Buckshot. The doors will open at noon and music will start at 1pm.

There will also be a jumping castle, a clown act and face painting for kids. There will be raffles and lucky draws throughout the day to supplement money raised from the R30 a person minimum entrance fee.

To assist with the event, organisers are asking for donations of items that can be used as prizes.

Contact Janette at 060 680 7544 or Smelly at 078 264 9475 http://mobi.iol.co.za/#!/article/shot-mom-on-the-mend-1.1918479