A 28-year-old Zambian man has been stoned to death, allegedly by taxi and bus drivers, in South Africa.
Rabson Zulu was stabbed with a knife, before being stoned to death, together with Four other foreign nationals.
The incident happened over the weekend in Klerksdorp town – North West province.
This is according to a statement availed to ZNBC news today by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian High commission in South Africa, Naomi Nyawali.
Ms Nyawali says Mr Zulu was attacked in a case of alleged mistaken identity at a tuck shop, located in Pinasdorp area, where he had gone to buy washing powder to clean the car he was using.
It is alleged that the enraged mob of taxi and minibus drivers, together with local people, wanted to carry out a revenge attack on an identified foreign national of West African origin.
The targeted West African had allegedly killed one of the taxi drivers, who was accused of having raped his employee.
And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmanuel Mwamba has called on the South African police to carry out thorough investigations to ensure Mr. Zulu’s murderers face justice.
This killing comes barely few weeks after another Zambian national, Kenneth Sikopo was shot dead in Germiston town in South Africa.