Chana shooting: Cops probe attempted murder

2013-10-28 11:25
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Khuli Chana shot by police

2013-10-28 09:37

Multiple award winning hip hop artist, Khuli Chana, was accidentally shot and wounded by police who incorrectly identified him as a kidnapper.WATCH

Johannesburg - A case of attempted murder is being investigated after multiple award winning rapper Khuli Chana was shot and wounded by police on Monday, Gauteng police confirmed.

Police from Bedfordview were tracking kidnappers and mistook Chana's luxury sedan to be that of the kidnappers, said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini in a statement.

"It is alleged that as they [police] were trying to stop the vehicle, it drove away at a high speed, several shots were fired and the driver lost control... it was established that the driver had sustained gunshot wounds," said Dlamini.

The incident took place at the Caltex garage along the N1 highway in Midrand.

A case of kidnapping was reported in Bedfordview and the kidnappers demanded a ransom from the victim's family, Dlamini said.

"The family of the victim was instructed to drop the ransom money at the Caltex garage."

Bedfordview police arrived at the garage and saw Chana's vehicle, mistaking him for the kidnapper.

An internal investigation regarding the incident was being conducted, Dlamini said.

Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was discharged from hospital but left shaken by the incident, his publicist Sheila Afari said.

"He is shaken by the shooting as it came out of nowhere and there was no warning from the police whatsoever. He is recovering at home."

The rapper’s shooting is one of the many cases of mistaken identity by police and should be condemned, the ANC Youth League said on Monday.

"We regard this incident of mistaken shooting as a highlight in a sea of many other related mistaken identity foul operations by our police," ANCYL spokesperson Bandile Masuku said in a statement.

"We emphasised a long time ago that training and re-skilling of the police have to be frequently undertaken in order for them to have an untainted credibility within society."

The Congress of the People Youth Movement said the incident was further cause for the demilitarisation of police.

"Police failed to properly investigate but rather opened [fire with] live ammunition on the musician’s car without checking."

Fans left hundreds of messages on Chana’s Facebook wall with many wishing him a speedy recovery.
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