Uber Driver Attacked: Canelands – KZN
A 25 year old Uber driver has suffered head and facial injuries after he was attacked on the Old Main Road in Canelands at 16:40 this afternoon (Sunday).
The victim was attacked by three armed men after he stopped near a bush to relieve himself. He was robbed of his mobile phone and an undisclosed amount of cash. He was returning from King Shaka International Airport after dropping off a client & used the back road. He informed Reaction Officers that he had been suffering from diarrhea & urgently needed to use the toilet. He then took a shortcut home but stopped alongside a dense bush when he was attacked.
The victim could not confirm what weapon was used to attack him. He drove off towards the Canelands Library & lost consciousness alongside the road after bleeding excessively. Reaction Unit South Africa received a call from the South African Police requesting medical assistance. Paramedics believe that the man was attacked with a panga. He was treated on scene and transported him to a Government Hospital.
RUSA has attended to eight (8) attacks on the Old Main Road between Tongaat & Verulam since January 2018. In most cases the victims had stopped to relieve themselves or engage in sexual activities in the bushy area along the roadside.