City employee of eThekwini shot dead at filling point of tanker truck

  • AA municipal employee of eThekwini was murdered at a water tank station.
  • The 36-year-old woman was working when she was shot.
  • The motive for the shooting is unknown.

A municipal worker from eThekwini was murdered at a water tanker filling point in Verulam, outside Durban.

Durban Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda confirmed the victim, a woman employed by the municipality, was on duty at a water tanker filling point in Ottawa on Saturday afternoon when the shooting occurred.

Police spokesman Captain Nqobile Gwala said the shooting took place around 4:00 p.m.

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“It is alleged that a 36-year-old woman was shot by unknown persons on the main road in Ottawa. She suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect fled in a getaway vehicle. Nothing was taken from the victim,” Gwala said.

Gwala added that the police were investigating a murder case. The motive for the shooting was unknown, she said.

Kaunda called on law enforcement to “spare no effort” to apprehend the gunmen.

“We are in the throes of a disaster and this murder is something we do not need. We condemn it and hope that the police will act quickly and arrest those responsible. This employee has been given the primary responsibility of controlling our tank trucks.

“We urge anyone who may have information regarding this unfortunate incident to work with the police. We send our deepest condolences to his family and colleagues,” Kaunda said.

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