Thamsanqa Mbelu, a South African man went into his boss’s office to get an explanation about a short payment on his salary – but minutes later he ran out, ducking bullets allegedly fired by his boss.
According to Daily Sun SA, Thamsanqa Mbelu from Bulwer, in the KZN Midlands said Friday was his pay day. He said after receiving notification on his phone, he noticed that his salary was R400 short.
“I confronted my boss about this but he got angry and pulled out a gun. He then started shooting at me and I took cover,” claimed Thamsanqa.
The 60-year-old, a truck driver at a company based in Durban, said his problems started on Thursday when he was injured while loading a truck.
“I told my boss and he told me to go and see a doctor. When I came back the following day he demanded a doctor’s certificate, which I didn’t have,” said Thamsanqa.
He said he didn’t ask the doctor for the letter because his boss had never asked for one in the past.
“But I promised to get it on Saturday. I thought he understood but later I saw that my salary was short.”
Thamsanqa’s boss confirmed that he worked at his company as a truck driver.
“Sorry, I won’t comment further on this matter as it is in the hands of the police,” he said.
KZN police spokeswoman Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed that a case of attempted murder has been opened.
“A 60-year-old man was almost shot by a known suspect. The victim managed to flee. No one has been arrested at the moment,” said Gwala.