Shaken Durban motorist warns of criminals throwing rocks from bridges

The rock that pierced Mduduzi Nxumalo's car on Monday in Durban. (Supplied, Mduduzi Nxumalo)
The rock that pierced Mduduzi Nxumalo's car on Monday in Durban. (Supplied, Mduduzi Nxumalo)

Durban – A Durban man has urged fellow motorists to beware of criminals throwing stones and bricks at vehicles from overhead bridges.

Mduduzi Nxumalo on Monday took to Facebook posting images of his ordeal that apparently took place on the N2 under the Higginson Highway Bridge, south of Durban.

His post, which included pictures of the damage to his vehicle, was shared more than 100 times by Tuesday.

Speaking to News24, Nxumalo said he had been travelling on the road around midday on Monday when the incident happened.

"I heard a loud bang and for a moment thought someone was shooting at me. I thought it was a gun. Then I realised it was a stone. My windscreen glass shattered and hit my face. Luckily I wear glasses, which saved my eyes. I tried not to panic and hit any other cars."

According to Nxumalo and news reports, this was not the first time that this had occurred in the area.

"I have heard of this happening to others before. Someone once told me a log was thrown onto their vehicle."

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said they had not received any reports of stone throwing from bridges.

"We are appealing to those affected to please report to the nearest police station so that the matter will be investigated."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When planning for the Black Friday sales do you:
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Save, research and plan ahead, preparing to make the most of it?
8% - 957 votes
Wait and see what looks like a good deal on the day?
14% - 1807 votes
Have no interest in spending more money this year?
78% - 9953 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
15.11
(+0.04)
ZAR/GBP
20.23
(+0.01)
ZAR/EUR
18.02
(-0.04)
ZAR/AUD
11.12
(+0.08)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(-0.06)
Gold
1810.29
(+0.13)
Silver
23.40
(+0.31)
Platinum
968.00
(+0.97)
Brent Crude
48.73
(+1.57)
Palladium
2359.00
(+2.04)
All Share
57742.19
(-0.03)
Top 40
52940.79
(-0.20)
Financial 15
11641.10
(-0.29)
Industrial 25
79835.50
(-0.36)
Resource 10
52605.42
(+0.07)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo