Task team to investigate Maphumulo shooting

2016-07-06 06:00

THE KwaZulu-Natal acting provincial commissioner, Major General Bhekinkosi Langa condemned the brutal killing of four people at Maphumulo.

He urged different community formations to remain vigilant and continue to supply the police with information that will assist in bringing the perpetrators to book.

“Possession of illegal firearms contributes immensely to murder of innocent members of the community and as a result the possession thereof by any individual must be reported to the police. A task team has been formed to investigate the murders of four people,” he said.

He said it is alleged that on Saturday, 2 July 2016 at approximately 5pm, at Ndaba area, Maphumulo, the three victims were attending a traditional ceremony when unknown suspects opened fire at them.

Two people died at the scene and the other was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

“Again on Sunday 3 July 2016, at about 4am, a 30-year-old man was also shot while sleeping in the house where there was a traditional ceremony.

“He sustained multiply gunshot wounds to the body. The names of the deceased are Steven Khumalo (30), Mthokozisi Khuzwayo (31), Syanda Khuzwayo (35) and Phumlani Mpungose (40). The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage. We are appealing to anyone who might have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to contact the police or our Crime Stop number on 08600 10111,” said Langa.

Meanwhile, KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison Mxolisi Kaunda met with the families of those who lost their loved ones and members of the community where the murders were committed on Monday.

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