Activist shot dead in Inchanga Woman shot in Fredville

2016-08-23 06:00
ER24 paramedics and SAPS members at the scene in Kings Road.  Photo: supplied

ER24 paramedics and SAPS members at the scene in Kings Road. Photo: supplied

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A SACP activist Nonsikelelo Blose was shot dead in Inchanga, Fredville area on Sunday 21 August.

It is believed that the motive of the shooting is politically related.

An anonymous source told the Fever that outraged community members protested on Monday morning (22 August) by burning tyres and blocking the roads in that area after the incident.

According to media reports angry SACP members wanted to torch the homes of ANC members.

Police confirmed that another person was shot on Monday morning during the protest.

KwaZulu-Natal SAPS communication officer Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said: “We can confirm the incident that took place on Sunday 21 August at about 6pm at Fredville area where a 40-year-old woman was shot by unknown suspects. She was taken to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

“The motive [of the shooting] is unknown and a case of murder is being investigated by Inchanga SAPS. No arrests have been made as yet.

“Another person was killed this morning as well at Inchanga. People are blocking the roads with burning tyres and stones protesting about the killing of the woman on Sunday night.

Zwane said the situation was not resolved and police were in the area at time of going to press.

In a separate incident in Pinetown, a man was shot on Kings Road on Saturday 20 August.
ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found the man, believed to be in his 30s, lying on the road.
“Upon assessment it was found that he sustained one gunshot wound. He was treated and transported to hospital for further medical care,” said ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing.

Authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Pinetown SAPS spokesperson BJ Manqele said: “Police confirmed a shooting that occurred on Kings Road on Saturday 20 August and a case of attempted murder was reported at the Pinetown police station.” The motive of the shooting is still unknown and no arrests has been made.

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