A 37-YEAR-OLD Zambian truck driver has sustained life threatening wounds after being shot at by unidentified people at Beit bridge border in South Africa following a botched attempt to rob him of his money and other valuable accessories.
The driver, identified as Stephen Nansowa, was attacked and shot at by suspected criminals while in his truck waiting to be cleared by customs at the border.
According to information made available to the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, Mr Nansowa sustained head injuries and was rushed to a hospital within Limpopo Province where he is receiving medical attention.
The matter was reported to local Police who have since instituted investigations.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti, who expressed sadness over the incident.
He has urged the South African Police to expedite investigations into the matter in order to bring the people involved to book.
Major General Miti said the attack was sad and wished Mr Nansowa a quick recovery.
This is according to a media statement made available by first secretary for press and public relations at Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.
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