Johannesburg - A man was shot dead in KwaMashu, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

“Khushwa Thokozani Sithole, 41, was walking along Musa Road next to Thembalihle railway station when he was approached by two unknown suspects who were armed,” Captain Thulani Zwane said.

Sithole was shot several times on Tuesday night.

Zwane said the motive for the shooting was unknown at this stage. No arrests had been made.

Police were investigating a murder case.