DURBAN – Yesterday, 05 November 2022 at 13:30, a group of men were sitting in the veranda of a tuck-shop at Ndwedwe Mission when they were attacked by unknown gunmen.
The suspects opened fire on the group who were drinking alcohol while taking cover from the rain. The gunmen fled the scene directly afterwards. Four individuals were declared dead at the scene while three were taken to hospital for medical attention. One of the men later died in hospital. The deceased are aged between 21 and 43 years old. We are also appealing to the members of the community to come forward with information that can assist in the investigation. Anyone who has information is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or use the MYSAPS APP.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi condemned the ruthless attack. “I have instructed that a team comprising of seasoned detectives from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit investigate the matter. While investigations are still ongoing and the team are following certain leads, we have every confidence that the team will make a breakthrough,” he added.
Source: South African Police Service