'A guy like that shouldn't be free' - man shot during Hillbrow Theatre concert

2017-08-29 12:31
Allie Ncube was first shot in his arm, and then in his upper leg during a concert at the Hillbrow Theatre in Johannesburg. (Wikus de Wet, Netwerk24)

Allie Ncube was first shot in his arm, and then in his upper leg during a concert at the Hillbrow Theatre in Johannesburg. (Wikus de Wet, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - "Things like this happen, but a guy like that shouldn't be free," said Allie Ncube, one of the eight people who were wounded after a shooting during a concert at the Hillbrow Theatre, in which one man was killed.

Ncube's cellphone rang during the performance in the early hours of Sunday morning and he stood outside the door to take the call, Netwerk24 reported.

"The next thing, shots rang out inside the theatre. I went back to see what was going on and ran into the shooter.

"I thought he perhaps wanted my cellphone, and I held out my arm to give it to him. That’s when he shot me – first in my arm and then in the thigh," he said.

He said the shooter had looked weird from the word go.

"I watched him before the show. He was wearing a bright red top and it seemed as if he was drunk. He staggered around and tried to be funny. What I didn't expect, was for him to start shooting at any moment."

Ncube was very relieved that someone had been arrested.

The alleged shooter was arrested on Sunday morning after an armed robbery at the Greenstone shopping centre in Edenvale, after which he was taken to Tembisa Hospital.

Also read: Suspect arrested for Hillbrow Theatre shooting

He was arrested there in connection with the Hillbrow shooting as well, and will appear in court this week on charges of murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm, said police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.   

A sangoma is to visit the Hillbrow Theatre in Johannesburg this week to perform a cleansing ritual. The director of the theatre, Gerard Bester, said the cultural tradition had to be followed.

'His death leaves a big void'

The man who was shot dead, Allan Percy Ndlovu, 26, died at the scene.

"It breaks one's heart," said a friend of his, Brandon Gwaza.

"Percy often attended shows because he was also an events co-ordinator. He loved music," said Gwaza.

"His death leaves a big void in the music industry."

According to his brother-in-law, Vusi Mojo, 40, Ndlovu was a quiet man.

Ndlovu's wife, Sibanesihle, a hairdresser, was too shocked to speak to the media.

Ndlovu is also survived by a 3-year-old son "who doesn't realise that his father isn't coming back", said Mojo.


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