Sphamandla Zwane : “Mystery Shooting of Three Men in Church Street, Pietermaritzburg: One Dead, Two Injured”

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : Mysterious circumstances surround a horrifying shooting incident that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning on Church Street in Pietermaritzburg. According to Sergeant Sifiso Gwala, the uMgungundlovu District spokesperson, the incident occurred at approximately 4:30 am.

Reports indicate that three men were targeted in the shooting, resulting in one fatality, while the other two managed to survive but sustained injuries. The deceased has been identified as 35-year-old Sphamandla Zwane from Jika Joe, while the survivors are Mbuso Khumalo and Sphamandla Maqelane, both aged 30.

Khumalo was found on the side of the road by a passing driver, who promptly transported him to Grey’s Hospital. He suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, thighs, and elbow. The second survivor was discovered at Northdale Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right ankle.

The motive behind the shooting remains unknown, and the victims claim to have no knowledge or suspicion regarding the incident. As a result, the police have launched an investigation into a murder case and two cases of attempted murder. The suspect responsible for the shooting is currently at large.

Footage from CCTV cameras, which has been reviewed by The Witness, captures the chilling event. In the video, three men can be seen walking down the street, followed closely by the alleged shooter. Suddenly, the assailant produces a gun and begins firing multiple rounds at the trio. Despite their attempts to escape, the victims are struck by the gunfire. One of the men falls to the ground but attempts to rise, only to be shot again by the suspect.

The shooter then turns his attention to the remaining two men, who are desperately fleeing. He shoots at them, causing one of them to collapse in the middle of the road. The shooter calmly approaches the fallen victim and fires at close range while the wounded man lies defenseless.

Afterwards, the shooter casually walks past the first man he shot, who is still struggling to stand on the pavement, and shoots him once more. He then walks away in the opposite direction, discreetly concealing his firearm at the back of his trousers.

It is noteworthy that this terrifying incident occurred in plain sight, with other individuals present. A parked car and a pedestrian who was walking ahead of the targeted men were witnesses to the heinous attack.

As the investigation unfolds, authorities are working diligently to apprehend the suspect and shed light on the motive behind this shocking act of violence.

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