A man who was only just trying to mediate between two fighting men has ended up being the victim of the terrible altercation.
A man has tragically met his fatal end after trying to stop two men from fighting.
The incident occurred yesterday in a South African community.
According to Daily Sun SA, two motorists collided with each other in broad daylight and had engaged in a fight over who was wrong.
The deceased then stepped forward to mediate between the two fighting men but ended up dead after one of the motorists shot him down.
Witnesses at the scene confirmed the tragic incident.
Daily Sun reports that the two drivers whose cars, a municipal truck and a private car, got into a heated argument, the deceased tried to intervene and was killed.
A witness revealed that when he and the other residents gathered at the scene the deceased’s lifeless body was already cold on the side of the road.
Nqobile Gwala, KZN police spokesman, confirmed the incident and said a case of murder had been opened at Newcastle Police Station.
“It’s alleged that the incident happened at about 7am where the deceased was fatally shot by the suspect after a heated argument.
“A 42-year-old suspect was arrested after the shooting and charged with murder. He will appear in the Newcastle Magistrates Court soon.”