Hikers kill kind motorist on N3

2012-12-22 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG family waiting for their dad to return from work on Thursday night did not think it strange when he was late — he was driving from Durban and there were often delays on the N3.

Nor were the family’s concerns heightened when they failed to reach him on his cellphone.

When they eventually received a call, it was from the police, telling them that he had been killed.

Details of the incident that claimed Abdul Munaf Moosa’s life are still being pieced together because one of the central figures is still in hospital, traumatised.

Moosa (60), who lived in Raisethorpe, worked as dispatch manager at Inkosi Plastics in Durban.

He travelled between Pietermaritzburg and Durban daily and had a regular passenger, a woman, to share the costs.

It appears that Moosa and the woman were returning home after ending the day at work when they stopped to give two men a lift.

The pair were held up and Moosa was shot dead at ­Lynnfield Park on the old Camperdown Road.

The woman was raped by both men, who then drove back to Durban in Moosa’s Toyota Corolla.

The woman was dropped off and the car abandoned in the Umbilo area.

She made her way to a hospital and the police were informed.

It was then that Moosa’s family were contacted.

His body was found yesterday morning.

According to police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane, Moosa and the ­24-year-old woman were driving along the N3 at about 5 pm on Thursday when they picked up two men who were hitch-hiking.

Zwane said the woman was apparently taken to the Mkhambathini area, near Cato Ridge, where she was allegedly raped.

“Camperdown police are investigating cases of murder, rape and kidnapping,” said Zwane.

“No arrest has been made at this stage.”

Moosa, described by his daughter, Anisa, as “a good-hearted person who loved family and anyone in need”, was buried yesterday.

She called on the police to apprehend her father’s killers.

“He was kind to take them to Pietermaritzburg,” said his daughter.

“They should be punished for what they did.”

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