Tra­di­tional healer gunned down

Zululand Observer - Monday - - NEWS -

EMPANGENI PO­LICE are on the hunt for a sus­pect who ruth­lessly mur­dered a lo­cal tra­di­tional healer in a taxi on Tues­day morn­ing. Ac­cord­ing to King Cetshwayo Clus­ter po­lice spokesper­son, Cap­tain Mbon­geni Md­lalose, Zinja Sibiya (60) had been trav­el­ling in a taxi from the Mkhan­dl­wini area in Ubuka. ‘The vic­tim along with other pas­sen­gers were on their way to Empangeni when the sus­pect, who had been seated di­rectly be­hind Sibiya, re­quested the driver to stop near the Mti­mona area, Jab­u­lani, on the R34 so he could get off. ‘The sus­pect then pro­duced a firearm, cocked it and fired mul­ti­ple shots at Sibiya, who had been seated in the pas­sen­ger’s seat. ‘The sus­pect then fled the scene into a nearby open field. ‘Empangeni SAPS have opened and are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of mur­der,’ he said.

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