Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a service station in Phoenix – KwaZulu Natal after receiving reports of a fight in progress.
Upon arrival an individual was found lying unresponsive on the floor. He suffered life threatening injuries during the fight & was declared dead on arrival by paramedics from the provincial ambulance service. His attacker fled the scene however witnesses provided Reaction Officers with a clothing description of the man.
Officers patrolled the area and spotted a man matching the description provided. He was apprehended and taken back to the scene were he was positively identified as the second person who was involved in the fight.
The man claimed that he was robbed by the deceased for his cellphone a week ago. When he saw him yesterday afternoon he confronted him and a fight broke out between the two. During the fight the man used a wooden plank to beat the deceased.
The suspect was placed under arrest and handed over to authorities for further investigation.