Reaction Unit South Africa | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI
5 Jan 2018, Tongaat, KwaZulu Natal: The victim, Thembinkosi Mdluli, sustained serious injuries after he was pushed out of a moving vehicle between Compensation & Esenembe in KwaZulu Natal on Thursday evening.
At approx 17h47 members of Reaction Unit South Africa that are based at the Esenembe Farmwatch in Upper Tongaat were called out to the R614 after a passing motorist found a male on the roadside who was in need of medical assistance.
Reaction Officers responded to the location and found that the victim had suffered extensive facial & bodily injuries. Paramedics were called out to the scene & treated the injured man.
The victim informed Reaction Officers that he was thrown out of a grey Nissan Hardbody bakkie after he was given a lift from Tongaat to Magwaza near Esenembe. The man then explained that whilst on route with the bakkie, the driver requested payment for the ride.
According to the victim, he informed the male driver that he did not have any cash. This angered the driver who instructed a passenger to push the victim out of the moving vehicle.
The bakkie then fled the scene. A truck that was following the bakkie then ran over the victim. The truck driver failed to stop & render assistance.
The victim was unable to provide any further descriptions of both vehicles.