Border delays at South Africa’s Beitbridge crossing into Zimbabwe have claimed another life after a truck driver, who sustained a gunshot wound to the head while waiting in the northbound queue, succumbed to his injuries in Polokwane General Hospital.
The 38-year-old driver from Malawi was waiting to reach the customs control zone on the South African side when he was accosted by two assailants, one of whom was armed.
They shot and robbed him of an undisclosed amount of cash and his cellphone before fleeing into nearby bush.
Although the man’s identity has been revealed, Freight News will not be publishing his name and surname.
Limpopo province police spokesperson, brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, confirmed that the case had been changed from one of attempted murder to murder.
The South African Police Service requests that anyone with information that could lead to an arrest phone Musina station commander Colonel Mukwevho on +2782 759 4931.
Information can also be passed onto Crime Stop at +2786 001 0111.