Man shot dead in hunting trip

2014-12-09 00:00

IN a bizarre accident on Saturday morning, Rainer Carl Wellman was killed while hunting on a farm in the Melmoth area.

It is alleged that Wellman (23) and his friends were hunting wild pigs at Boshoek farm at Mthonjaneni when they spotted a potential kill.

According to police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane, one of Wellman’s friends shot and killed the pig but “the shot went through and hit the victim”.

The Northern KZN Courier yesterday reported a family spokesperson said a pellet from the shotgun shell punctured one of Wellman’s lungs.

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