Dead: man shot trying to defend girlfriend

2008-12-18 00:00

A BRAVE man was shot and killed in Pietermaritzburg when he attempted to tackle two men who robbed him and his girlfriend on Wednesday night.

Nkosinathi Zaca (35), who tried to fight off the attackers, died on arrival in hospital following the attack in Mkondeni at about 10.30 pm.

Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said the victims were taking a walk in the area, when they were attacked in Shortts Retreat Road. Two men confronted them with firearms and demanded that they lie on the ground. They were then robbed of their two cellphones.

“Zaca allegedly attempted to apprehend the suspects when they shot at him, seriously wounding him,” said Jeevan.

Police are appealing to anyone who could help track down the suspects to contact Detective Inspector Michael Khanyile on 033 845 7747 or 084 236 2263, or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

— Witness Reporter.

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