Man shot dead in the CBD

PHOTO: suppliedDenford Nenzou, who was killed on Saturday.
PHOTO: suppliedDenford Nenzou, who was killed on Saturday.

THE family of a foreign national that was shot dead in the CBD on Saturday say they are living in fear as the person who allegedly killed him is still walking free.

Denford Nenzou (37), from Zimbabwe, was shot dead on Railway Street, allegedly by a foreign national known to the family. It is alleged that the suspect had been following Nenzou on Saturday before the incident took place at around lunch time.

Nenzou’s nephew, Brinsely Nenzou, said his uncle was shot once in the chest and he was declared dead on the scene. Brinsely’s roommate was reportedly with Nenzou when he was shot.

“I was at the mall when I got a call from my roommate that my uncle had been shot dead. We have been told that the suspect had been following my uncle before he shot him.

“[Nenzou] left the house with my roommate to go to one of the taverns on Church Street because that was what he would usually do when he was not working. When he noticed that the [suspect] was following him, he left that tavern and went to another one but still the suspect followed him. My uncle then decided to ask the man [suspect] why he was following him and that is when the problems started. He [the suspect] then grabbed my uncle outside, pulled out a gun and shot him,” said Brinsely, who added that before the incident the suspect had allegedly told his uncle that he was going to kill him if he does not stop asking questions about the death of the suspect’s best friend, who was found dead in a sugar cane farm a few months ago.

“My uncle’s crime was to ask about that. We believe that he has been following him all along because he wanted to kill him for asking questions.

“After what just happened we are living in fear because we do not know whether this guy is going to come back for us since he has not been arrested.

“We are heartbroken. We want justice. What is even worse is that the person who [allegedly] killed my uncle is tormenting us and sending us messages on Whatsapp messages. [On Tuesday] he sent a message saying ‘Stop what you are doing brother’. We are scared that this man is going to kill us as well. We want him behind bars,” said Brinsely.

In talking about his uncle, Brinsely said Nenzou was like a father to him and everyone else, adding: “He was a happy soul. He was the one who would bring the family together. He would stand up for you even if you could not stand for yourself. We will never find rest until we get the justice.”

Pietermaritzburg SAPS spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese said police are investigating a case of murder and no arrests have yet been made.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
When a Covid-19 vaccine for under 16's becomes available, will you be taking your children to get it?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, immediately!
36% - 1857 votes
I'll wait to see how others respond
27% - 1401 votes
No, I don't think they need it
37% - 1889 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
14.48
(+0.40)
ZAR/GBP
20.49
(+0.21)
ZAR/EUR
17.63
(+0.22)
ZAR/AUD
11.54
(-0.36)
ZAR/JPY
0.14
(+0.87)
Gold
1801.45
(-0.23)
Silver
27.85
(+0.78)
Platinum
1265.06
(+1.48)
Brent Crude
64.18
(+0.19)
Palladium
2435.99
(+4.70)
All Share
66200.76
(+0.42)
Top 40
60747.41
(+0.42)
Financial 15
12354.99
(+0.99)
Industrial 25
86550.38
(-0.10)
Resource 10
66735.02
(+0.89)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo