Rock throwing on the increase

2018-01-16 06:01
The cracked windscreen in a rock-throwing incident on the N2 south.PHOTO: kalisha naicker

The cracked windscreen in a rock-throwing incident on the N2 south.PHOTO: kalisha naicker

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THE police are warning motorist to be on high alert after rock throwing has increased in and around the area.

SAPS communications officer Captain Linzi Smith said perpetrators stand on overhead bridges and throw rocks in an attempt to stop the vehicle and rob passengers or cause injury.

“The latest incident on the N2 was Amina Haffejee, 16, and her seven-year-old brother, Abdur Raheem, who were killed and is one of the worst cases we have had.

“Motorist need to be cautious when travelling and report incidents of rock throwing to the police,” she said.

Motorists must report loiterers on overhead bridges as all precautionary measures must be taken to prevent further lives being lost.

A Highway resident, who did not want to be named, said she was also a victim on the N2 south going towards Pinetown.

“It is a terrifying experience and I hope the perpetrators are caught.”

She said she was on her way home after spending quality time with her five-year-old daughter and as she passed an overhead bridge on the N2, she heard a loud bang and her windscreen shattered.

“I swerved my vehicle into the lane next to me - it was an instant reflex - but thank God there was no car in the other lane or I would have crashed.

“I drove to the nearest garage and asked the kind gentlemen there to assist me, and check if the windscreen was safe to drive home with.”

To report such incidents contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.


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