A man was “arrested” by citizens in Amanzimtoti on Wednesday, after he allegedly threw stones at passing vehicles. According to an online report, he implicated a tow truck driver, who he says promised him cash to do it. In the picture is the scene of a recent rock throwing incident on the north coast. Picture: Sibusiso Ndlovu
Durban - A man who was apprehended in Amanzimtoti on Wednesday, accused of throwing rocks at passing motor vehicles, has allegedly implicated a tow truck driver, according to an article published on the website kznwatch.co.za.

The man was reportedly arrested by citizens who chased him after he was spotted hurling stones at vehicles from a bridge over the N2. The arrest was made on the Almond Bridge which crosses the N2.

The incident was widely shared on social media but it could not be confirmed whether or not he had been taken into police custody.

According to kznwatch, when asked why he had thrown stones, the man said that he did it to earn some money. He said a tow truck driver, who was not named, had promised to pay him to do it. This could not be confirmed.

The Mercury has contacted the police for comment on this matter and whether the man was arrested by SAPS, and is awaiting their response.

The province, particularly the stretch of the N2 between Durban and Ballito has been a hot spot for rock throwing incidents. Two people were killed in an incident on the North Coast last month, and injuries and damage to vehicles have been reported.