Brave driver fights off armed robbers whilst the truck is moving. Palmer Kativhu (46), was robbed of US$60 and R50 by the two robbers after he had put up a spirited fight against them. The robbers ended upholding to the steering wheel of the truck, prompting him to stop the vehicle.
A truck driver last week escaped death by a whisker along Masvingo-Beitbridge road after wrestling two knife-wielding robbers attacked him while his truck was in motion.
Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson Inspector Loveness Mangena confirmed the incident yesterday. She said:
Palmer Kativhu was driving from Masvingo to Beitbridge and picked up two men from Ngundu business centre who claimed were going to Beitbridge.
On reaching 220 km peg road near Joko turn off, one of the suspects produced a knife and ordered the driver to park in the bush. The suspects escaped after another driver, who had noticed the melee, stopped his truck.
Source – Pindula News
In other news – 27-year-old Zimbabwean man jailed 15 years in SA for smuggling explosives
27-year-old Zimbabwean man jailed 15 years in SA for smuggling explosives. Brighton Chuma (27) was arrested on 17 December 2020 by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) at the Beitbridge Border Post while driving a Toyota Hilux.
Zimbabwean man was on Friday jailed for an effective 15 years at a Musina magistrate court in South Africa for smuggling explosives worth R95 000 into the…Learn More.