CNS Reporter
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4 Mar 2015
3:33 pm

Samaritan shot dead during couple’s squabble

CNS Reporter

A Samaritan neighbour who intervened during a couple’s argument died when the gun he was attempting to wrestle out of the man’s hand went off, fatally wounding him.

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The victim’s name was not released by Glencoe Police Station, Northern Natal Courier reported

Police said the incident happened in Sithembile, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

The man involved had appeared in the Glencoe Magistrates’ Court this week, and police investigations are ongoing.

In November last year a Samaritan who had stopped on the M1 highway near Malboro, in Johannesburg to assist a stranded motorist, was killed in a hit-and-run.

A car travelling in the far left lane apparently hit the man who was on the side of the road assisting a motorist whose car had broken down, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said in a statement.

“According to bystanders on the scene, the vehicle that collided with the man continued to drive on.”

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was found lying in a ditch next to the highway.

Despite efforts by paramedics, he was declared dead on the scene.

Caxton News Service