'Kidnapped' man found dead

2010-06-14 14:07

Durban - A man wearing only his underpants was found dead next to a railway line in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

He was kidnapped in an apparent road rage incident the previous day, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

He said the man and three others were in a Toyota Tazz which was stopped by another four men in a Volkswagen Fox in Folweni on Sunday morning.

"The men in the VW Fox approached the driver of the Toyota Tazz and asked him why he was driving in an incorrect way," said Zwane.

"There was a tiff between the men and the driver of the Tazz was stabbed in his neck and back, but managed to escape," he said.

The injured driver and two of his passengers escaped. However the third passenger was taken hostage by the occupants of the other car.

Zwane said it was not clear whether the men in each car knew each other.