A 33-year-old man was left seriously injured after he was attacked with an axe outside his home in the Olievenhoutbosch informal settlement in Centurion on Monday night.
It is suspected that the man was attacked outside his home and managed to crawl into the house as he was only found early on Tuesday morning.
ER24 said the victim had sustained numerous injuries, leaving him in a serious condition.
The man was treated and provided with pain-relief medication before he was taken to hospital for further treatment.
The police were also on the scene for further investigations.