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WC motorist warned not to stop along highways

A man died after being knocked over while chasing a robber on the freeway near the Jakes Gerwel Drive.

FILE: It’s believed the robber struck when two men stopped along the side of the road to pray. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Traffic has again warned motorists against stopping along highways following an attack on the R300.

A man died after being knocked over while chasing a robber on the freeway near the Jakes Gerwel Drive exit last night.

The robber sustained serious injuries.

Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa says it's believed the robber struck when two men stopped along the side of the road to pray.

"Although we've got high presence of police and traffic officers and CCTV cameras along those routes, it is still dangerous and people need to take care not to stop on those routes."

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