PSL stars’ uncle shot at

2013-12-28 00:00

THE uncle of Orlando Pirates defender Siyabonga Sangweni was allegedly shot and injured in kwaMbonambi yesterday.

Administration manager of Pirates Floyd Mbele confirmed that the shooter was not Siyabonga, but one of his brothers.

Two of Sangweni’s brothers also play for Premier Soccer League teams. Thamsanqa Sangweni (24) plays for Mamelodi Sundowns, and Mandla Sangweni (26) is a goalkeeper for AmaZulu. It was not clear if Thamsanqa or Mandla was the brother referred to by Mbele.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident.

“We can confirm the incident that took place on December 27 at about 12 pm in the Dondotha area, in rural kwaMbonambi. A 69-year-old man was allegedly shot in the neck by the suspect after an argument. The victim was taken to hospital in a critical condition,” Zwane said.

kwaMbonambi SAPS arrested the suspect for attempted murder and he will appear in court on Monday.

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