Witness to Mkhize shooting dies

2012-07-24 06:52

A man who was shot and wounded in an attack which killed ANC councillor Wandile Mkhize has died in hospital.

The Witness newspaper reported today that Nhlakanipho Shabane (24) was in a coma for three weeks before dying in hospital shortly before midnight on Sunday.

Shabane worked as an administrative clerk in the motor licensing office of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality.

Police were investigating two cases of murder relating to the June 30 attack, which took place outside Mkhize’s house in Manaba, Port Shepstone.

Shabane and Mkhize were shot several times outside the councillor’s house. Mkhize died on the scene.

Lower South Coast African National Congress secretary Mzwandile Mkhwanazi described Shabane’s death as “very unfortunate”.

“It would have been interesting to hear what he had to say about the shooting.”

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