A truck driver was seriously injured after he was shot by unknown assailants near Ladysmith on Friday.

SA Trucker spoke to the trucking company’s representative who confirmed that the driver was shot on his left hand.

The driver is recovering in hospital contrary to reports on social media which claim that he had died.

Three bullet holes can be seen on the driver’s side of the cab. However, only one shot got to hit the driver.

The area has been volatile recently with residents shutting down Ladysmith town on Thursday.

It is not known if the disturbances can be linked to the shooting.

The suspects are not known at the stage and motive is still under investigation.

The company representative said they will comment further once the police investigation is complete.

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