Seven incidents, but only one arrest made
IN LESS than three weeks, eight rock throwing incidents have been reported, with only one arrest made.
In the most recent incident, on Friday, Kirthan Pillay, 19, was targeted when he drove under the bridge near “Boys’ Town” on the M4 Nothern Freeway, near Tongaat, north of Durban.
Timeline of attacks:
December 29: Gauteng siblings, Amina Haffajee, 16, and Abdur Raheem, 7, were killed on the N2 between Tongaat and Ballito.
January 4: A rock hit 77-year-old Dorian Kahlberg’s vehicle while she travelled under a bridge near Tollgate Bridge, Berea, Durban.
January 4: Aliza Cilliers' window was shattered while she was travelling south on the N2 highway, near King Shaka International Airport, north of Durban.
January 5: Shiven Singh and his fiancée were hit near Brickfield Road.
January 6: A man, believed to be in his twenties, was injured on the N2, between Ballito and Tongaat, north of Durban.
January 10: Ross Paxton outsmarted a group of boys, aged between 10 and 12, who tried to pelt his car with rocks near Seatides, north of Durban. The boys ran into the neighbourhood afterwards.
January 11: Tarrin Webster from Hilton, near Pietermaritzburg, escaped an attack on her vehicle by a group of youngsters who hurled rocks from a bridge in Merrivale. After an alert was made on the Hilton WhatsApp chat group, members of the Howick Safety Network sprung into action and arrested one suspect.
Police spokesperson Gay Ebrahim said a 28-year-old was arrested for attempted murder and is to appear in Howick Magistrate’s Court.
January 11: Rocks were found scattered on the M19 freeway and Alpine Road, west of Durban.
January 12: Musician Kirthan Pillay, 19, escaped injury after youngsters hurled stones at his vehicle when he travelled past a bridge on the M4 near Tongaat.
A man was injured when a rock hit his car on the N2 near Ballito in KZN.