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A Ward Councillor’s life and that of another were cut short when an armed suspect opened fire, injuring the third person at a place called Tsema-Marhumbu in Calcutta on Saturday night, September 23.
According to a province police spokesperson, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, an armed suspect opened fire on a ward councillor, Lot Nkuna (55), David Matsane (52) and a third person. He stated that Nkuna’s body was found inside a VW Polo and that he may have been sitting in the driver’s seat at the time of the shooting.
Whilst Matsane’s (52) lifeless body was found lying on the ground.
The third victim sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to a medical facility where he is receiving medical treatment.
Mohlala said that seven 9mm spent cartridges as well as one live round of ammunition were found on the scene.
Investigations by the Police revealed that a male suspect who was wearing a hoody allegedly went past the victims and then suddenly returned and started shooting.
Police as well as the paramedics were summoned to the scene and upon arrival, the two were unfortunately certified dead. Details on where the third victim was shot and injured will unfold as the investigation continues.
The motive of the shooting is still unknown at this stage.
No one has been arrested so far and Police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the suspect(s) to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.