Attack of the killer bees

African bees, it seems, are even more aggressive on their home turf than in the USA. Gert Venter, who has been a traffic pointsman  in South Africa for 13 years, was attacked by a swarm  on Tuesday.
Motorist Vena Strauss tried to help him but was forced back into her own car when the bees started attacking her. Motorists gathered around Venter in  cars and some vainly tried to scare off the bees with fire extinguishers. Eventually a man in a pick-up truck, shouted at Venter to jump on  the back and they sped off trailing remnants of the swarm. Venter later recovered in hospital. [CG],