Byline: Thendo Buasi

Thursday, 24 November 2022

A man who was fatally shot by a security guard yesterday, 23 November 2022 on Nelson Mandela Drive at around 08h00 in Secunda later succumbed in hospital.

According the spokesperson of Mpumalanga Police, Brigadier Selvy Mohlala, the Police at Secunda are investigating a fatal fatal incident.

“It is alleged that the Police at Secunda received information regarding a shooting incident at Nelson Mandela Drive in Secunda and upon arrival the they found an ambulance with a male person inside who had sustained gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken by an ambulance to hospital where he succumbed to the injuries.

It is said that a security officer allegedly opened fire directed at the victim who is yet to be identified,” said Mohlala.

He stated further that circumstances surrounding the shooting are being investigated but the security guard was arrested by the police and charged for murder.

The alleged firearm used in the shooting has also been confiscated for further investigation.

Brigadier Mohlala said, “Preliminary investigation revealed that the said firearm used in the shooting belongs to a security company which employed the arrested guard”.

The suspect is due to appear at the Secunda Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 25 November 2022 facing a murder charge.