Police following kidnappers when rapper was shot

Johannesburg - The police said on Monday they were following up on a kidnapping case when they shot at Khuli Chana’s vehicle in Midrand.

The police’s Neville Malila told Eyewitness News that money for kidnappers was to be dropped off at a garage in Midrand and the vehicle the rapper was driving fitted the description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Chana was shot in the hand and had shrapnel in his back. He has already been discharged from hospital.

"Police opened fire on Khuli Chana's vehicle with intent to kill - apparently mistaking him for a kidnapper in the early hours of this morning [Monday]... Khuli Chana is lucky to be alive after the excessive lethal force used," a statement from his publicist Sheila Afari said.

Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was reportedly alone at the time of the shooting.

The former Mahikeng resident received a message of support from North West Premier Thandi Modise wishing him a speedy recovery.

"We hope that the circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated. Chana is an inspiration to the people of the North West... he represents excellence in the field of the arts."

The artist will be laying charges of attempted murder later on Monday.
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