A man was shot and killed by the motorist he tried to rob during peak-hour traffic in Pinetown, west of Durban, on Monday.
Police spokesman Thulani Zwane said a motorist had been sitting in his car in Anderson Road when he was accosted by two men.
“It is alleged that one [of the men] switched off the engine and the other put a knife against the neck of the driver, before demanding money and his cellphone,” he said.
“The driver pulled out a firearm and fired two shots at the suspects. One died a few meters away from the scene. One was also wounded, but ran away. Police are still looking for him,” said Zwane.