Tied up and tossed under truck for cellphone

Durban – Lying face down on a busy road, hands bound, and with a heavy-duty truck fast approaching, a Durban man said a short and desperate prayer.

“There was nothing I could do except pray,” said Robert Zimobe after he was mugged, assaulted and pushed on to a busy freeway.

Zimobe, 23, from Mobeni Heights, was walking to work on Friday afternoon when he was approached by two knife-wielding men on the N2 southbound, under the Lamontville Bridge.

“When they got closer to me they pulled out knives and demanded money and my cellphone,” said Zimobe, speaking from Umlazi’s Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital.