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Security guards escorting electricity department staff conducting repairs shot dead in KwaMashu

Published May 16, 2022


Durban: Two security guards were shot dead and another wounded in KwaMashu in the early hours of Monday morning.

It is alleged the trio had been escorting Metro Electricity personnel who were conducting repairs at the corner of Amanzimtoti and Illovu Roads in Kwamashu.

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One of the deceased, a 45-year-old was found slumped in the driver’s seat of a Grey Nissan NP300.

He sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his head, hand and chest.

The second victim, aged 35, was found on the front passenger seat and sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his head, hands, chest and abdomen.

The 31-year-old victim who survived the incident sustained a gunshot wound to his buttocks and right abdomen. He was rushed to a private hospital.

The suspects are alleged to have fled the scene with the firearms belonging to the security officers.

A total of 39 x 9mm cartridge casings were found on the scene.

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Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala said charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery are being investigated by KwaMashu SAPS and no arrests had been made.