Police clerk critical in hospital following shooting
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DURBAN - A Mpumalanga Police Station admin clerk is fighting for his life in hospital, after a shooting incident that left one man dead and another injured.
Mduduzi Hlengwa, 35, was attacked by two unknown suspects, at Unit 1 in Mpumalanga Township, Hammarsdale.
His brother Sipho Hlengwa said they were still in shock, and doing everything they could to save his brother’s life.
“He is a kind person and very helpful in the community. He had no enemies that we know of,” said Sipho Hlengwa.
He could not comment further, as the matter was in the hands of the police.
KwaZulu-Natal provincial police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed the incident.
“We can confirm charges of murder and attempted murder were opened for investigation at Mpumalanga Police Station,” Mbele said.
It is alleged that on June 7, 2021, police officers received a complaint of a shooting at Hlongwane Road, in Mpumalanga Township, said Mbele.
When the police proceeded to the scene, she said, they found the wife of the deceased – who told them that two unknown males entered the house and shot her 50-year-old husband and his guest, aged 35 years.
“While the suspects were about to exit the premises, they shot and wounded the deceased’s son in the foot,” she said.
Mbele said all three victims were rushed to a local clinic, where a 50-year-old male succumbed to his injuries.
“The other victim, who was shot in the foot, was treated and discharged, while the third victim is still critical in hospital,” Mbele said.
The matter is still under investigation by the police.