A Zambian truck driver has been brutally murdered in South Africa, the Zambian Embassy in that country said on Wednesday.

The driver, identified as 41-year-old Chanda Field Mwila of Lusaka, the Zambian capital, was found dead in Benoni area of Johannesburg by South African police on May 13, 2017, the Embassy said in a statement.

According to the statement, the driver who had gone to deliver cargo from a company he worked for was reported missing on May 12 by his workmates after he failed to return from where he had gone to buy some groceries.

It added that preliminary investigations by the police indicate that he was brutally murdered in car hijacking case as the company car he had used has not been found.

The Zambian Embassy in South Africa has since expressed concern over the brutal killing of the driver and that it will continue to liaise with the police to ensure the perpetrators were brought to book.

Recently, the Embassy warned Zambians traveling to South Africa to be alert following increased cases of attacks on foreigners.

Last September, another Zambian national was found dead after he went missing while on a business trip in South Africa. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh