Road rage killing: man arrested

2012-03-10 00:00

POLICE have confirmed the arrest on Thursday of the truck driver who allegedly shot and killed a popular Margate resident, Richard Duxbury (36).

Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said a 47-year-old suspect was arrested in the Point area in Durban.

“The suspect is to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court for the murder of Duxbury on Monday,” said Naicker.

Duxbury was killed last week on Wednesday, February 29 in what was described as a road rage attack on the M4 in Durban.

It was reported in The Witness that his father, Brian, watched in horror as a trucker shot his son, then fled in his heavy vehicle, driving over Richard’s body.

“There was no argument, no shouting, just the shot,” said Brian.

“I then got out the car to apprehend the driver, who pulled off quickly and almost ran me over.

“He continued driving away over my son’s body,” he said.

“Stricken, I ran after the truck to try and get a licence plate number.”

Brian (57) said he and his son — precision engineers in a family business — had been in Westville to deliver a bed to his daughter.

He said: “We are devastated. My son was my best friend. We did everything together. A lot of people in the same family can’t go into business with one another, but we did.

“He was never in any trouble with the law. We never had any issues with him,” Brian said.

His good friend and fellow biker, A.J. Potter, said the South Coast biking community had taken the news of Richard’s death badly. The South Coast biking community had planned a road show in memory of Richard.

Weekend Witness tried to speak to the family following the news of the arrest of the truck driver, but they declined to comment.

• thobani.ngqulunga

@witness.co.za

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