A South Africa-based Malawian national is battling for life at a Johannesburg hospital after three carjackers ambushed and shot him last week.
The incident occurred around 6 am last Friday as the victim, Richard Banda, was about to start off for work, his wife Anne said.
Speaking from Johannesburg in an interview on Monday evening, Anne said the shooting occurred in front of their residence and the carjackers, who were driving a BMW, went away with their half-tonner vehicle.
Said Anne: “He was about to leave for work when the robbers appeared and demanded keys for the vehicle. But as my husband was stretching his hands to surrender the keys one of them shot him and he started bleeding heavily. We first rushed him to a clinic, but doctors referred us to a hospital in Johannesburg.”
According to Anne, her husband had been on oxygen since Friday before he was moved to another ward on Sunday. He is reportedly improving.
The victim, who has been working in South Africa since 2004, comes from Mpamba Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Timbiri in Nkhata Bay District.