'Road rage' Dad shoots motorist dead in Kempton Park

Johannesburg, 06 May 2015 - A road rage incident in Kempton Park has claimed yet another life. Kempton Park Police spokesperson Jethro Mtshali gives details of the incident. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - A motorist has been arrested after he shot dead another motorist in an apparent road rage incident in Bonaero Park, Ekurhuleni on Wednesday morning.

“Police were alerted to a shooting on Daeraad street in Bonaero Park in the morning," Kempton Park spokesperson, Jethro Mtshali told eNCA.com.

"It is alleged that the two motorists had been engaged in an argument. The driver of a VW Jetta sedan fired a shot at the driver of a Suzuki bakkie.” 

It's believed the driver of the VW was driving his two young daughters to school when the incident happened.

Mtshali said police could not clarify what led to the shooting.

However, community newspaper, the Kempton Express, reported that the driver of the sedan skipped a stop sign and then stopped in the middle of the road.

According to the report, the driver of the bakkie -- Boksburg resident Louis Jansen van Rensburg -- then tried to overtake the sedan driver, who reportedly simultaneously drove on.

The news website reported that Jansen van Rensburg allegedly stopped behind the sedan a short distance further, got out of his vehicle and slapped the driver of the sedan.

A gunshot was heard, and witnesses reported seeing Jansen van Rensburg fall to the ground. He'd been shot in the face.

The supect will appear at the Kempton Park Magistrate's court soon.


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