Man gunned down in his sleep

2010-04-21 08:05

Mthatha - A 40-year-old man was shot dead at his home in Mthatha on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said the man was asleep in his bed at his home in Bityi, when an unknown suspect broke in and shot him at 01:00.

"He was shot four times in the upper body and died at the scene. His wife who was next to him was not hurt.

"The suspect then fled on foot."

Fatyela said the motive for the murder was not yet known.

Nothing was stolen from the house and police were investigating.