4 killed execution-style at KZN hostel

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Published Apr 11, 2016


Durban - Four people were killed execution style at KwaMashu’s men’s hostel on Sunday.

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Transport, Community Safety and Liaison, Willies Mchunu, said six men entered the hostel block, forced the victims on the ground and shot them.

It was not clear what the motive was, he said.

“We are very disappointed at this terrible development which occurs at a time when we were seeing strong signs that this area was stabilising after the government had invested a lot of time and resources to bring about lasting peace at the hostel.”

KwaMashu police were investigating cases of murder.

Mchunu called on hostel residents to exercise restraint.

He said it was sad that this had happened during the voter registration weekend.

Police today confirmed that the four, aged between 24 and 33, were shot by unknown suspects.

“Three sustained wounds on the back and one on the face,” said police spokesman, Major Thulani Zwane.

Daily News

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