Durban - Police are investigating a shooting incident at the Msunduzi municipality landfill site.
Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said a case of murder is being investigated by Alexandra Road SAPS in Pietermaritzburg.
The Mercury understands that according to members of the waste pickers committee at the site, a security guard employed under the Msunduzi municipality shot dead one of the waste pickers on Sunday morning around 9 am in a dispute over money.
Sources at the site alleged that the security guard had allegedly sold the unidentified man some of the waste and there was a dispute over payments.
Zwane said, “It is alleged on May 5 at 9:00 the body of a 29-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound at the New England Road Dumpsite. He was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. The circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.