Man killed in N2 freeway shooting identified as an off-duty cop

15 March 2019 - 17:38 By Orrin Singh
A man was shot in an apparent hit on the N2 freeway near Doonside, south of Durban, on Friday.
A man was shot in an apparent hit on the N2 freeway near Doonside, south of Durban, on Friday.
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The man shot in an apparent hit on the N2 freeway south of Durban on Friday has been an identified as an off-duty policeman.

National police spokesperson Col Brenda Muridili confirmed that the police officer had been stationed at KwaMakhutha.

The man was driving his Toyota Hilux near the Seadoone off-ramp on the south coast when he came under fire from "unknown suspects".

"He abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot but was followed by the suspects. Several shots were fired at him and he was later declared dead on the scene.

"The scene is still active," said Muridili.

The body of the officer, whose identity is know to TimesLIVE, was left in the road following the shooting.

According to a police source, an AK-47 was found on the scene.

The motive for the attack is unknown.

Traffic along the busy route came to a standstill as police and emergency services attended the scene.

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