NR murder robbery driver KZN

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Horror on the N2: KZN driver brutally murdered during ‘highway robbery’

A 30-year-old male was viciously attacked and killed on Sunday morning, after he was targeted by thugs on a busy part of the N2 in KZN.

NR murder robbery driver KZN

Photo: Arrive Alive / Twitter

A heinous crime has taken place on a busy stretch of the N2 this morning, after a driver was stabbed and shot by thugs in KZN. The incident has sparked a rapid response from the police, who are still trying to piece together this puzzle.

‘Highway robbery’ leads to brutal murder in KZN

The driver in question, aged 30, had just started his morning delivery shift on Sunday. But, less than an hour after leaving his depot in Mobeni, he was hunted down by ‘multiple suspects’ – who robbed and then murdered the victim.

  • The deceased was found inside a white Toyota Quantumm on the northbound lane of the N2.
  • This incident took place at the King Shaka International Airport offramp in KZN, on Sunday morning.
  • A call to the emergency services was made just before 7:00, after a fellow motorist encountered the aftermath.
  • The man was declared dead at the scene when medics arrived shortly afterwards.
  • Cases of robbery and murder have since been opened this morning.

N2 murder: Driver robbed of cellphone, other possessions

Reaction Unit SA were the first responders at the scene: They confirmed that some of the victim’s personal belongings were found outside of the vehicle, and his cellphone was missing, assumed stolen.

According to the statement released by RUSA earlier today, a gruesome scene confronted medics, as they discovered the man ‘hanging from his vehicle’.

“Reaction Officers and RUSA Medics were dispatched to the scene on the N2. Upon arrival, it was established that the man – who was employed at a Marine Services company – was shot in the back and stabbed twice in the head. He was declared deceased by Paramedics from the Provincial Ambulance Service. “

“His work colleagues who were called out to the scene stated that the deceased had left their depot in Mobeni, KZN at approximately 06:00 and was travelling to Hluhluwe, Northern KZN to uplift his director when the incident occurred. The motive for the murder is believed to be robbery as the deceased’s Huawei P40 cellphone is missing.”

“Some of his personal belongings were discovered outside the vehicle. A case of murder is now being investigated.”