A KwaZulu-Natal truck driver was killed in yet another brutal attack in the province on Monday.
The driver, identified as Charles Ntini, 37, who is believed to be a foreign national, was found dead next to his burning truck on the N2 Main Harding road in Paddock, in southern KZN.
Provincial police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele confirmed the incident and said a provincial task team would be investigating.
“On August 19 2019 at 12:10, police received a call regarding a truck which was on fire on the N2 Main Harding road in Paddock. Upon arrival at the scene, police found the driver lying on the road near the driver’s door. He had bullet wounds in the left arm and chest and had burn injuries to his body. The 37-year-old driver was declared dead on the scene.”
Mbele said the motive was unknown and the task team would investigate further.
Meanwhile, South African Long-distance Truckers (SALT) posted a tribute for Ntini on Facebook which has been shared close to 2,000 times.