Limpopo police on a manhunt after truck on fire and driver killed

Limpopo police on a manhunt after truck on fire and driver killed

- Police are searching for two unknown suspects after a truck was set alight

- The fire resulted in the death of the driver and injuries to the crew members

- It is believed the incident is linked to ongoing strikes

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The hunt is on to find two unknown suspects after the death of a truck driver in Limpopo on Friday, 3 January.

The men allegedly torched a truck belonging to Jane Furse Builders Supply near Tshehlwaneng Village, reported The Citizen.

It is believed the men used a petrol bomb. The ensuing fire resulted in the death of the driver, 30-year-old Kagiso Mphelane.

His two crewmembers also sustained serious burn injuries.

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Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, Limpopo police spokesperson, said:

"The front portion of the truck caught fire, resulting in the driver burning to death and his crew members suffering serious burn wounds. They were taken to hospital."

Briefly.co.za gathered that there is a possibility that the incident is linked to an ongoing strike by the drivers’ co-workers.

A case of murder, a count of malicious damage to property and two counts of attempted murder has been opened by police.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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