A 37-year-old Zambian truck driver has sustained life threatening wounds after being shot at by unidentified people at Beit bridge border in South Africa.

According to a statement issued by first secretary for press at the Zambia High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali, Wednesday, Stephen Nansowa was attacked and shot at by suspected criminals while in his truck was waiting to be cleared by customs at the border.

Nyawali stated that Nansowa sustained head injuries and was rushed to a hospital within Limpopo Province where he is receiving medical attention.

“It is said that Mr. Nansowa was shot at after a botched attempt by the suspected criminals to rob him of his money and other valuable accessories. The matter was reported to local Police who have since instituted investigations. And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti, who expressed sadness over the incident, has urged the South African Police to expedite investigations into the matter in order to bring the people involved to book. He said the attack was sad and wished Mr. Nansowa a quick recovery,” stated Nyawali.