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5 shot dead in KZN

2012-08-05 14:19

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.

Comments
  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-05 14:33

    Not politically motivated or someone has quite a score to settle !

  • marysia.vieira - 2012-08-05 14:43

    The usual faction fighting. After all these years nothing has changed for these people.

      tw2066 - 2012-08-05 16:59

      Agreed

  • denzil.davan - 2012-08-05 15:37

    No use deploying reinforcements after the effect. Crime Intelligence need to get out of their comfortable office and provide intelligence driven operations in the Rural Areas.

  • keneoemosiuoa.kenny - 2012-08-05 16:38

    I wonder what was the motive behind ,killing innocent people like that ! May their souls rest in peace

      boffin.bobreturns - 2012-08-05 16:45

      There can be no motive that justifies this type of action. Perhaps they were just bored or dissatisfied with something and decided that killing would " lift their spirits. "

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-08-05 17:02

    KZN is becoming a war zone these days.It was expected that Cape Town would be leading with these kind of incidents by now.

      arne.verhoef - 2012-08-05 18:21

      But now they have the DA, so they dont. KZN on the other hand...

      tshandazenzile - 2012-08-06 04:21

      KwaZulu-Natal premier,dr Zweli Mkhize must ask for the army to help.

  • zola.mazwayi - 2012-08-05 17:53

    Thats only where such things happen and its clear that these people that is the only of solving issues in that province,ngabantu bempi,you elect a leader democratically so,where he has to step down,then its a declaration of war.LET THERE BE FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY in KZN!

      michele.holmes.1238 - 2012-08-05 21:09

      I have no idea what you are trying to say.

  • grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-08-05 18:06

    I suspect this was a family feud.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-08-05 18:10

    This is sad for the families I hope they catch the culprits.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-08-05 18:27

    Oh my God. Probably won't even make page five in the newspaper in SA. Can you imagine what would happen if this incident occured in the UK. Reminder of killing of 12 people recently in the USA. An every day occurance in the new SA... Condolences to families of the deceased... Come on SAPS - lets see some positive Police work...

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