Courier driver assaulted, Welkom


A delivery man sustained moderate injuries after he was assaulted while he was being robbed on Bulpin street in Welkom this morning.

According to Netcare911 this incident occurred this morning at about 11:55.

Netcare911 spokesperson, Athlenda Mathe, says the driver was in the process of delivering good when the perpetrators attacked him.

Mathe says the driver was parked somewhere and lured away where they assaulted him. A tussle occurred and he managed to get away. He was allegedly shot at in the process of running away but was unharmed by the gunshots.

Netcare911 paramedics managed to stabilise the man on scene before transporting him to a nearby hospital for further medical care.

The exact detail to the cause of the accident will remain a subject for police investigation and comment.

Mathe added that some goods were stolen from the delivery vehicle in the process.

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