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handcuffsSowetanLive writes that the family member of an Ekurhuleni car guard who was reportedly killed by a motorist have expressed shock and distress at his death.  

Vusi Mgiqwa was allegedly assaulted by a motorist on Friday night outside a restaurant in Springs, on the Far East Rand.  An eyewitness who had come to buy food at one of the restaurants in Selcourt told Sowetan a motorist punched Mgiqwa unprovoked.  "When he hit him, Vusi fell straight on his head.  I jumped out of my car and went to check out Vusi and realised he was unconscious.  I ran after the guy.  He got into his car and sped away.  He even drove through the red robots."  The man was described as tall and big.  The eyewitness was able to capture the man on video as he sped off in a VW Golf.  An ambulance was called and Mgiqwa, who had regained consciousness, was taken to the Pholosong Hospital.  On Saturday morning, his sister and his girlfriend went to the hospital to see him, but when they arrived he had already been declared dead.  A police spokesperson said the man accused of the assault was arrested on Monday and faced a charge of murder.  He was due to appear in the Springs Magistrate's Court.

  • Read the report by Penwell Dlamini in full at SowetanLive

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