JUST IN | Family of three shot dead in Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
File image of a police crime scene.
File image of a police crime scene.

A family of three was shot dead in Nkangala area in Sweetwaters on Thursday night at around 8pm.

Olga Mazibuko (61), her daughter Nomzamo Mshengu (24) and Luyanda Mazibuko (16) were attacked by unknown people who stormed into their home and shot them dead.

The three family members were shot while relaxing in the sitting room, in front of two children aged two and five years.

Plessislaer Police spokesperson Sergeant Sfiso Gwala confirmed the incident. He said the motive is currently not known.

“Police are investigating three cases of murder. We are urging anyone with any information that can lead to the arrest of the suspects to come forward,” he said.

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
Daily Poll
What are your thoughts on people who choose not to get vaccinated whether its for personal, medical or religious reasons?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
I respect their decision
33% - 39 votes
I think mandatory vaccinations should be passed
51% - 60 votes
I’m one of the people who chooses not to get vaccinated
16% - 19 votes


Read the digital editions of Witness here.
Read now