Aug 2018 | Indigenous and South-Sudanese leaders say it's time to stand together

Date: 10 Aug 2018 

Source: SBS

On July 16, a 14-year-old South Sudanese boy was stabbed twice in bushland near Melton in Melbourne by two youths of Caucasian appearance.

For legal and privacy reasons, NITV will refer to him as ‘John’. John has been in hospital for the last three weeks - he's had two operations and still needs one more on his kidney.

He can hardly walk at the moment, but he is alive and home with his family.

“That was the worst feeling in my life, you know. I had two holes in my stomach. I thought, 'What the hell. What am I going to do?' Like I didn't know what to do,” John told NITV.

“I was on the floor. I looked dead. And my friend, I looked up and ... like he was traumatised. I saw on his face. He didn't know what to do either. And everyone was just crying.”

You haven’t heard about it on the news, because it was never reported this way – in fact it was hardly reported at all.