US official ‘shot in the face’ on Joburg tour bus

Johannesburg - A US city councilman from Mobile, Alabama is in a stable condition after he was shot in the face in Johannesburg during a robbery over the weekend.

US news outlets report CJ Small was shot on Saturday when a tour bus he was riding on was ambushed and people on board were robbed.

Mobile City Council spokesperson Marion Steinfels said in a statement that Small is expected to recover.

Small, who owns a mortuary, travelled to South Africa to attend the South African Funeral Director & Morticians Association Convention.

The family is working with the US Consulate Office in Johannesburg as well as the Secretary of State in Washington.

It is unclear when he will be able to be released from the hospital and return to the States.

- Read more: Witness describes hijacking of US official in Joburg

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