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Durban - A man wanted for a string of crimes was shot dead by police in the Sonkontshe area in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.
Colonel Vincent Mdunge said police went to look for Zama Vilakazi on Wednesday as he was wanted for more than 20 crimes, including murder, business robbery, house breaking and attempted murder.
“Members trying to locate the suspect's house spotted him with two unknown men.” Police approached the three men and confronted them. Two of the men fled, while Vilakazi drew a firearm and fired shots at police. Police returned fire, and Vilakazi was shot.
An unlicensed firearm was found on the scene.