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Free State trucker killed after stopping to fix puncture

July 29, 2020


A long-distance truck driver from Memel in the Free State was stabbed to death on the N11 between Ermelo and Amersfoort at around 19:00 on Friday after he stopped to change a flat tyre.

According to TimesLIVE, Jan Stickling, 58, who worked at KRM Plastics, was making his way home with an empty load when the incident took place.

He had reportedly just finished offloading a delivery of polythene water tanks to eMalahleni after a trip to the company’s factory in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said Stickling was unscrewing the wheel bolts when a group of me armed with sharp objects attacked him. The attackers took his shoes, glasses and the truck keys. 

*Article appeared on Crime News 24

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