Rifle on bakkie kills Afrikaner hunter

Bakkie with hunters similar to the one in the incident
Bakkie with hunters similar to the one in the incident

A man died in a Pietersburg hospital, several days after he was accidentally shot in a freak hunting accident, Beeld reported on Tuesday.

Juan Pierre Kleingeld, 24, was driving a bakkie during a hunting expedition on Friday, transporting a group of his friends, some of whom were standing in the back.

A hunting rifle discharged, and the bullet hit Kleingeld in the head, the newspaper reported.

He was rushed to the Limpopo Mediclinic in a critical state. Kleingeld died on Monday.

Police spokeswoman Ronel Otto said it was not yet clear whether an existing charge of attempted murder being investigated by the police would be changed to one of murder. – Sapa