Bullets fly at KZN men’s hostel
Cape Town - A gun battle broke out at Durban’s notorious Glebelands hostel in Umlazi on Monday night, according to police.
“There was shooting at the hostel and police are currently engaged in an operation inside the hostel,” police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said late on Monday.
When police arrived at the scene, they came under fire too as hostel dwellers tried to prevent them from entering the building.
Naicker said the police gained access and were still inside at around 10.15pm, searching for the gunmen.
Naicker said he did not know if anybody had been injured or killed.
Several men were reported to have fled the scene in cars.
Last week, the Right to Know (R2K) Campaign demanded an official investigation into allegations of police complicity in a recent spate of murders at the men’s hostel.
UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, it emerged that one man had been shot and killed on Prince Mcwayizeni Road near the hostel. Police were on the scene.
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