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Police investigate the murder of three people who were killed, driving suspected stolen vehicle

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN - Police in Muden are investigating three counts of murder and other three of attempted murder after six people who were travelling in a vehicle were shot at by unknown suspects at Esihlabeni area in Muden in the early hours of today, Thursday, 30 May 2024.

Reports at this stage indicate that three men and three women had just voted  and went to a nearby homestead which doubles up as a spaza shop, when they were there allegedly ambushed by the suspects. All three men, aged 22, 24 and 25 years old were declared dead at the scene, one woman was injured and rushed to hospital whereas the other two women escaped unharmed.

Police investigations have thus far revealed that the vehicle which the victims were travelling in was reported stolen in Johannesburg.

In a separate incident, Police in Wartburg are investigating a case of murder and attempted murder after a 40-year-old man was shot and killed inside a vehicle, not far from a voting station at Swayimana High School on Wednesday evening.

It is reported that the deceased was seated inside his vehicle with another man when a white Polo parked in front of them and a man got out, allegedly armed with a rifle and fired shots. One occupant of the vehicle was declared deceased at the scene whilst the other one managed to escape unharmed.

Suspects are unknown at this stage and the motive of the killings is has not yet been established.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects is urged to contact the nearest police station or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.


Colonel Robert Netshiunda
082 569 7629

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