3 killed, 5 hurt in bakkie shooting

2010-10-05 11:12

Three people were shot dead and five were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a bakkie in Nkanini outside Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal.

“Three people were shot dead and five sustained injuries. They were travelling in a bakkie when they were attacked by unknown people this morning,” said Captain Thulani Zwane.

No one had been arrested and the motive for the attack was not known, he said.

African National Congress secretary in KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala said Zakancane Khuzwayo, an ANC leader in the area, was among those killed.

Zikalala condemned the murder and called on the police to “work tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to book”.

Kwanele Ncalane, spokesperson for KwaZulu-Natal safety MEC Willies Mchunu said his department was concerned about killings in the rural areas.

“The MEC visited Mtubatuba where more than five people have been killed recently. He is really concerned about the violence,” Ncalane said.

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