Bisley man killed in a hail of bullets

2015-11-05 12:35
Sanele Zaca (35), who was gunned down outside his Bisley home on Tuesday night after returning from a football match at the Harry Gwala Stadium.

Sanele Zaca (35), who was gunned down outside his Bisley home on Tuesday night after returning from a football match at the Harry Gwala Stadium. (Facebook)

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Pietermaritzburg - Police say an arrest is imminent after a Bisley man was gunned down outside his home on Tuesday night.

Shot five times, Bisley resident Sanele Zaca (35) eventually succumbed to his injuries after the assassination-style shooting at his home as he returned from a football game.

With no clear motive, police are puzzling to piece together the ­apparent “hit” carried out on the Phiwe’s Driving School owner.

According to Pietermaritzburg ­police spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese, Zaca had just returned home from the Harry Gwala Stadium after watching the Maritzburg United versus Polokwane City match when he was gunned down near his driveway gate just before 10 pm.

It is believed Zaca had parked his car and was walking up his driveway to close the gate when he was ­approached by an unknown number of gunmen — who were believed to be hiding in wait in a ditch opposite the house — armed with pistols.

The men opened fire on Zaca and in the hail of bullets, Zaca was shot five times. From the five gunshots, it is believed Zaca was pierced eight times, once in the head.

The men fled the scene leaving ­Zaca lying in a pool of blood on his driveway. Nothing was stolen from Zaca or from his vehicle.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said Zaca was “lying on the ground with life-threatening injuries”.

Botha said paramedics placed Zaca on a ventilator and worked to resuscitate him “for an extensive period”.

According to a source present at the scene, Zaca was semi-conscious, gasping for air and drifting into a ­coma when paramedics arrived.

However, attempts to save Zaca’s life were futile and he was declared dead shortly afterwards.

Ngobese said police are investigating a case of murder in which the ­motive of the killing is unknown and no arrests have been made.

“The investigation is continuing,” Ngobese said.

It is believed that Zaca was married but separated from his wife and was living by himself at the Bisley home at the time of his murder.

The Witness tried to speak to ­Zaca’s friends and family yesterday.

Hesitant to comment, one of ­Zaca’s close friends said the family are not in a position to provide any ­further information, other than that Zaca owned Phiwe’s Driving School.

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