A German vacationer was shot dead in a robbery in South Africa. The man was on Monday afternoon with three other German tourists on the way to a safari lodge in the south of the well-known Kruger National Park, the police said.
The tourists were stopped by three armed perpetrators immediately in front of the park. When the tourists refused to get out of the car - a black minibus - and locked the doors, a gunman opened fire on the driver of the car.
He drove the car back about 100 meters and drove into a wall. The driver died at the scene of the crime. After the shots were fired, the perpetrators fled without taking anything. Age and exact origin of the German are not known.
South Africa, with its approximately 60 million inhabitants, is a popular tourist destination for Germans, precisely because of its many national parks. However, the country struggles with a high crime rate.
The Foreign Office expressly warns against robberies when driving on the motorway in the urban area. The Ministry recommends not to resist robberies, as the perpetrators are usually armed.