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2013-03-11 12:20

HORROR AMBUSH IN MTHATHA: A driver managed to survive an ambush and drive himself to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital despite being shot.

A man who was ambushed and shot while travelling to Mthatha, managed to drive himself to hospital after the attack, reports Eastern Cape police.

The 41-year-old driver, travelling in a bakkie from Langeni Forest to Mthatha on March 9 2013, slowed down at a junction when shots were fired and stones thrown at him.

Despite injuries to his upper body he managed to drive to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital.


Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela said: "The man was about a kilometre from town when he was shot at and injured by unknown assailants."

Fatyela said the injured driver was not able to recall how many people attacked his vehicle. The motive is not yet known and no arrests had been made.

A case of attempted murder is being investigated. Police reportedly found stones and a bullet in the victim's bakkie.

In a separate incident two men were arrested for attempting to hijack a Toyota Avanza around 10pm on Saturday night in Madeira Street, Mthatha.

Fatyela said police patrolling the area were able to prevent the men, aged 32 and 34, from taking the car.      

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