Hitchhiker guns down motorist

McKeed Kotlolo

McKeed Kotlolo

A 21-year-old man who gave a lift to three hitchhikers outside Evander, Mpumalanga, has been shot dead.

Two friends, aged 21 and 24, were driving when they saw three men between Evander and Secunda early on Saturday morning.

Captain Klaas Maloka of Mpumalanga provincial police said the two friends gave the three men a lift.

One hitchhiker drew a gun and shot the driver of the car in the back of the head.