Truck driver shot, drives himself to police station

2012-10-10 09:24

A truck driver was shot while driving on the N3 near Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics have said.
The man, in his 40s, was hit in his leg last night, ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said.

“After he was shot he drove himself about 10km to the Camperdown police station to get help,” Banks said.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed the shooting, but could not provide more details as the driver had to be rushed to hospital before a statement was taken.

Banks said the driver was in a serious but stable condition.

No arrests have been made. Police were investigating a case of attempted murder.

In Cape Town, a truck driver was fighting for his life after protesters set him alight in Manenberg, the Cape Times reported today.

“He’s critical. They actually attacked him, poured petrol on him and set him alight,” an unidentified doctor at the GF Jooste Hospital in Manenberg was quoted as saying.

The driver (62) was admitted on Monday afternoon with burns on his face and hand.

He also had a brain injury as a result of a lack of oxygen. The man was stabilised and transferred to a private hospital last night.

Truck driver Gary Stewart (41) died after he was struck on the head by a stone thrown through the window of his truck last Wednesday. He was a passenger in a truck driving on the N2 in Cape Town.

He was declared brain dead and his life support machines were switched off on Monday.

Negotiations in the trucking sector’s three-week strike stalled yesterday evening.


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