A Zimbabwean truck driver, Moshayi Tonderai has been arrested in South Africa for attempted murder.
According to multiple sources, the 31 year old nearly run over a police officer who was inspecting the truck.
Meanwhile, another Zimbabwean, Patrick Ncube is scheduled to appear in the Komatipoort Magistrate’s Court facing charges of bribing a traffic officer.
Komatipoort is in Mpumalanga Province and just 5km from the Mozambique border with South Africa.
“It is alleged that on 17 November 2021, Tonderai from Zimbabwe who is a truck driver was at Lebombo port of entry when he bypassed other truck drivers who had queued for their turn to cross the border,” said Mpumalanga Hawks spokesperson Captain Dineo Lucy Sekgotodi.
“He was stopped by the traffic police for routine inspection of the truck. When the routine check was done, it was discovered that the truck had an expired disc.”
Sekgotodi said that as traffic officers pressed for the truck’s documents, Tonderai “became violent and drove away” nearly running over a traffic officer.
“When pursued, he stopped the truck and locked himself inside the truck, refusing to talk to the traffic police officers until his boss from Limpopo was contacted to speak to him, that he should hand himself over to the police officers. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder and operating unroadworthy vehicle,” Sekgotodi said.