Taylor's Halt: Tuck shop owner shot dead

2011-01-14 00:00

A MAN was shot dead when he responded to a knock on his tuck shop door in Taylor’s Halt outside Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday evening.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said Falakhe Maxwell Dladla (26) was taking a bath soon after he had closed the shop for the night.

She said that as he opened the door a man fired shots, which hit him in the chest.

“It is believed that he covered up and proceeded to the tuck shop when he was confronted by two unknown men. One of the men produced a handgun and fired several shots at Dladla, seriously wounding him,” said Jeevan.

Dladla immediately ran into the kitchen and told his sister what had happened before he fell to ground, dying before paramedics arrived.

Jeevan has appealed to anyone with information about the attack to contact Warrant Officer John Ntshele on 033 505 0017 or 084 061 1270.

Captain Jack Mncwabe can also be contacted on 082 459 6888. To remain anonymous, call 08600 10111.

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