Zianne Leibrandt
1 minute read
19 Oct 2016
11:07 am

Road rage bystander killed for pointing out collision was driver’s fault

Zianne Leibrandt

As the bystander walked away, he was shot in the back allegedly by the driver of a Sentra.

The man was pronounced dead on-scene after a road rage shooting.

A man was shot and killed following a collision this morning, October 19, in KwaZulu-Natal, Newcastle Advertiser reports.

According to reports, a municipal refuse truck and a Nissan Sentra collided at about 7am near the intersection of Albert Wessels Drive and Faraday Street.

After the collision, a bystander who allegedly witnessed the incident was shot and killed.

An unofficial source claimed the driver of the Sentra and a municipal worker got into an argument when the bystander intervened and told the driver of the Sentra he was clearly in the wrong.

The bystander then walked away and was shot in the back by the driver.

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The driver then fired another round into the ground to scare off the municipal worker, who fled and contacted the police for assistance.

Police arrested the driver and have since launched an investigation into the shooting.

Mayor Makhosini Nkosi said he heard about the shooting and expected the law to take its course.

“What we need to do, is teach people to control themselves. This is not acceptable.”

More updates to follow.


– Caxton News Service