5 shot dead in KZN

2012-08-05 14:19

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Durban - Five people have been shot dead and 17 injured at Ngudwini, near Sundumbili, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Sunday.

Colonel Jay Naicker said a group of armed assailants allegedly attacked people who were attending a traditional function at the Khuzwayo homestead on Saturday afternoon.

"The suspects opened fire on the group, fatally wounding five men and injuring 17 others. It is unknown at this stage what type of firearms were used."

He said the motive for the shooting was unknown, and it was not linked to political violence.

He said police reinforcements had been deployed in the area to monitor the situation and to ensure there were no further attacks.

"Detectives are currently combing the scene this morning [Sunday] trying to piece together what happened."

He said provincial commissioner Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni had ordered that a special task team be formed to investigate the attack.

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