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newsTimesLIVE reports that dramatic video footage has emerged of the moment a Polokwane municipal worker who had locked himself inside a truck drove over a municipal law-enforcement officer, killing him.  

Limpopo police confirmed that a 36-year-old employee at the municipality in Ladanna, who was armed with a dangerous weapon, locked himself inside a truck and “manifested violent behaviour” on the premises on 7 August.  Police were called to the scene and on arrival, the man “swerved the truck”, hitting seven motor vehicles that were parked in the premises, including two police vehicles.  Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo explained further:  “When other employees tried to find out what was going on, he suddenly started jerkily driving the truck, in the process running over a 36-year-old municipal law-enforcement officer several times.  He thereafter lost control of the vehicle and hit the wall of the building and was injured.”  The employee was arrested and taken to hospital under police guard.  The law-enforcement officer who was driven over, who has been identified as Rassie Smith, died in hospital on the same day.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Iavan Pijoos and watch the video footage at TimesLIVE

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