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Killer driver attacked by community

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KWAZULU NATAL, South Africa – An unlicensed driver who ran over and killed a child in Waterloo – Verulam was repeatedly stabbed by the community and his bakkie was set alight.

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At approximately 17:28 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a housing complex behind the Waterloo Spar after receiving multiple calls from the public requesting assistance for a critically injured boy. Upon arrival RUSA Medics assessed the child who was estimated to be approximately 10 years of age. He was crushed by the bakkie and died at the scene.

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A crowd consisting of more than a hundred people were in the process of assaulting the driver with bricks and stabbing him with broken bottlenecks. He was stabbed more than 24 times during the attack. The mob also stoned his Nissan bakkie before they set it alight. Several residents complained that the unlicensed driver who appeared to be in his teens was constantly seen driving recklessly in the area.

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Today he was allegedly speeding when he lost control of the bakkie and drove over the child who was playing on the side of the road. He then sped off and crashed into a boundary fence when he was apprehended by the community. An empty beer bottle was found in the vehicle (picture 4).

The seriously injured Zimbabwean national was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Source Reaction Unit South Africa

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