He said details were still sketchy, due to multiple reports coming in of various incidents.
Marais said the first reported incident occurred around 09:20 when four possible members of Wilderness Search and Rescue called for help after they had been assaulted and stabbed in the mountains above St James.
Marais said the victims of the first attack had received treatment from two paramedics from Skymed, who had been scrambled to the scene after the initial report. He said all the victims of the first attack had then been airlifted from the mountain by Skymed.
In a separate incident, an elderly woman was stabbed in the vicinity of the amphitheater, with reports of a third mugging and more stabbings also being received.
Police have launched a manhunt for the attackers, with social media reports calling for anyone who had seen two or three men running together, or acting suspiciously between Jacobs Ladder, St James, and Trappieskop, Kalk Bay to report them to the police immediately.
By: Derrick Spies/News24