twenty-three spear wounds
Note from 'The Great Murder', Chapter 8 of The Great Trek by Oliver Ransford

The wounds never healed and the boy remained a medical curiosity until his death at the age of eighteen. A tantalising contemporary account tells us that an assegai had pierced his breast and penetrated the shoulder blade, and that

'The film of the stomach remained always exposed, and when he breathed one could see the film open.'