Durban - An alleged drug peddler was stabbed to death and a bystander wounded during a shoot-out between rival drug lords in Wentworth, south of Durban.
According to residents, the stabbing was the result of a shoot-out between feuding drug gangs in the notorious Hime Street flats on Monday that was captured on a cellphone camera.
Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said a man was stabbed during an altercation and died at the scene. Zwane said one suspect was arrested and charged with murder.
A police source said the alleged drug dealer died a few meters from where he was stabbed after a fight broke out at a nearby tuckshop.
"They were not happy with just killing him. They wanted to kill more of their rival dealers. That is when one of the guys came to the street with a gun and fired shots. The flats are clustered and busy. You bound to hit someone. All the suspects involved in the shooting live on the same road," the source said.