Zandile Gumede loyalist shot useless at residence in Verulam | News24

Sduduzo Magwaza was shot and killed in his residence.

  • A Zandile Gumede affiliate has been shot useless.
  • Sduduzo Magwaza, 42, a loyal Gumede supporter, was allegedly murdered in
    his residence on Tuesday night.
  • Verulam police are investigating a case of homicide.

Police are investigating a case of homicide after a preferred affiliate to
former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede was shot useless on Tuesday evening.

Sduduzo Magwaza, 42, was shot in his residence earlier than 23:00, police
spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele mentioned.

“It’s alleged that on 12 January 2021, at 22:45, the 42-year-old
sufferer was at his flat in Cornubia, Verulam when he was shot by two unknown
individuals who fled the scene on foot.

“The sufferer sustained a number of gunshot wounds on the physique and was
taken to hospital the place he succumbed to his accidents. The motive for the
killing is unknown.”

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Verulam police are investigating a case of homicide. It is unclear if the
killing was politically motivated.

Magwaza was a key determine in Gumede’s pushback throughout her tumultuous
last days as Durban metro mayor.

For a few three-week interval, Gumede and her supporters, led by Magwaza
and others, introduced town to a standstill in a political present of energy.

In July 2019, after Gumede supporters have been arrested for protesting, he
advised News24 “we will likely be again” and mentioned they’d combat for the
launch of his comrades.

On the time, he mentioned Gumede was being blamed for the woes within the Metropolis’s
administration. He felt that the blame ought to lie solely on the door of
municipal supervisor Sipho Nzuza.

Gumede, Nzuza and 16 others are at the moment locked in a R430 million
Durban Strong Waste corruption matter within the Durban Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom.

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