UPDATE: Olievenhoutbosch axeman still on run

Photo: Stock

The police are still searching for the man who attacked a taxi driver with an axe on New Year’s day in Olievenhoutbosch.

Police spokesperson Constable Mandlakayise Zwane said the taxi driver was allegedly assaulted by his employer on the R55.

“The victim alleged that he was attacked by his employer for supposedly having taken a long-distance trip without the owner’s permission,” he said.

“[When the victim returned from his trip] an altercation between him and his boss ensued, which left him seriously injured after he was hit with an axe.”

ALSO READ: Thousands march to Union Buildings protesting farm murders

Zwane said the driver was taken to the Kalafong hospital.

“A case of assault with grievous bodily harm was opened and is under investigation. The victim was discharged this week,” he said.

Police were searching for the taxi owner, who seemed to have gone into hiding.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or knows the whereabouts of the taxi owner is advised to contact the Olievenhoutbosch police or call the crime line on 08600-1011.”

 

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to [email protected] or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram

 

  AUTHOR
Eliot Mahlase

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top
Next Story x
UPDATE: West cave bodies identified

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Centurion Rekord
Rekord East
Rekord Moot
Rekord North

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: