A 37-year-old Durban truck driver was allegedly stabbed by an unknown suspect on N2 north near the M25 onramp around 11h30 on Thursday.
It is alleged that the victim, only identified as Mr Masuku, stopped on the roadside to investigate a noise on the trailer when he was attacked by two suspects.
Narrating his ordeal he said, “I stopped after hearing a strange noise on my trailer and discovered that the mud flap on my second trailer was touching the wheels”
“As I tried to pull it off the wheels the suspects suddenly appeared, one behind me holding a gun and another in front of me with a knife,”
“The suspect behind me cocked his gun and ordered me to raise my hands and without thinking I charged towards the one with the knife in full speed. He had to jump off my way to let me escape but not before he could stab me on my left tricep,” he said.
“I managed to escape and ran for about 50 metres and when I turned to see if the suspects were following I saw them casually walking away from the scene.”
The suspects did not take anything from the victim.
Masuku has since gone to the clinic where nurses told him that his wound was about 2cm deep and required 6 stitches to close it off.
Masuku warned other truck drivers be careful where they stop for whatever reason.