Durban - Just hours before embattled Durban mayor, Zandile Gumede, is due to appear in court, it has emerged that the lead investigator in the case has survived an assassination attempt.
Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) national spokesperson, Brigadier Hangwani Malaudzi, confirmed that the investigator was wounded during a shooting in Germiston, east of Johannesburg, last week.
In an interview with the SABC, Malaudzi said the man had been shot by an unknown gunman outside his home. It is not clear what the motive for the shooting was.
Malaudzi declined to confirm in the shooting was a hit on the investigator's life.
Describing it as "an attack", Malaudzi said the man was accosted last Friday and survived the attack.