Acid Attack -Latest crime Tactic claims the life of a man in Durban

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Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 05 May 2017| 08 Shabaan 1438

A Durban man who was severely burnt by acid that was thrown on his face died on Sunday.

Ahmed Mia, 44, of Sherwood had spent an agonising 17 days in the ICU of a local hospital after he was attacked while seated in a taxi in the Durban CBD on April 14.

Despite rumours on social media that he was attacked by a beggar, and that it was a hoax, a source in the private security industry said Mia had worked for a supermarket chain and was going to serve documents on staff members who were about to be subjected to a disciplinary hearing when the incident took place.

“The acid attack was a possible revenge attack. Reports on social media said he was attacked by a beggar and this is not true.”

Mia’s brother Shabir declined to comment, saying only it was a difficult time for him and his family.

While the incident has not been reported to the police, SAPS spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said they would be looking into the matter due to its serious nature.

Mia was laid to rest on Monday.

Source – IOL news