THE Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating cases of murder and attempted murder after two Nando’s employees were shot, allegedly by the police.
The employees were on their way home after working the late shift in Parklands, Table View, when their staff vehicle came under fire in Dunoon, near Milnerton.
One of the employees, Thobeka Fudumele, was shot and killed, and the other employee was injured.
The police watchdog said SAPS members had received a call that an ATM had been bombed in the Dunoon/ Milnerton area on Wednesday night. But when they arrived at the scene, they found nothing.
Ipid spokesperson Robbie Raburabu said the vehicle matched the description of a car identified as being involved in the alleged ATM bombing. “The investigation is still at an early stage,” said Raburabu.
The Sandown Nando’s in Parklands was closed yesterday as staff were given the opportunity to come to terms with the shock of the tragedy.
Nando’s SA spokesperson Viano Pietersen said they were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Fudumele’s death. The injured employee was discharged yesterday.
“Details remain unclear. However, Nando’s senior management are working to find out exactly what happened.
“Counselling has also been arranged,” said Pietersen.
l In a separate incident, six armed men were arrested following a high-speed chase with Steenberg police in Spine Road, Khayelitsha.
Police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said a preliminary investigation revealed that the men were allegedly involved in an armed robbery at a shop in Mfuleni and also allegedly robbed delivery employees of several items, including an undisclosed sum of money, cigarettes and airtime, fleeing the scene in a white Ford Bantam bakkie.