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Two mourners shot at death prayer meeting for gunned down Newlands West man

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Durban – Two people mourning the death of a relative were shot and wounded in Newlands East on Tuesday night.

Two cars parked at a block of flats on Tandipa Road, where the prayer was held, were riddled with bullets.

Neighbours said the shooters targeted the family of Ncebo Khanyile, who was killed on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said an altercation between two rivals left one man dead and another wounded in the neck on Saturday.

Newlands East SAPS are currently investigating charges of murder and attempted murder. Khanyile was allegedly killed because he owed a man R400.

Last night, just after 8 pm, the Khanyile family had concluded a prayer session when a car stopped outside the flat.

One of the occupants in the car shot in the direction of the prayer group and people standing outside the flat.

A family member living in the upper floor of the flat, who did not want to be named, said they were watching TV when they heard the sound of gunshots. Two bullets struck their lounge window and chipped the plaster off the wall.

The family took cover in the passage. A minute later they heard wheels spinning and the car returning. More shots rang out. Police found two bullet heads in their lounge.

The family were left shaken. It is alleged the shooter could have fired at the wrong flat.

A relative of Khanyile was shot in the foot. A friend was shot in his mouth. Both were treated in hospital.

A Toyota Verso belonging to the Khanyile family and a Mazda owned by the neighbour were riddled with bullets. Bullet holes pockmarked the walls of the flat.

The Khanyile family and the family living below them could not be reached for comment. It is thought they left to live with relatives for the night and had not returned home on Wednesday morning.

On the roadside, more than 12 neon circles indicated where the bullet shells fell. Newlands East police were investigating the shooting.

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Look: 4 critically injured in tanker and bus crash on N3

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Four people have been injured and multiple others injured when a tanker truck, a bus and other vehicles were involved in a serious crash on N3 north just before the Hidcote off ramp in Mooi River.

Netcare 911’s Shawn Herbst said that paramedics responded to the accident scene at 15H42 on Monday afternoon.

“Netcare 911 with Nsele Ambulance Services Responded to a collision on the N3 Johannesburg bound in Hidcote KZN Midlands region.

Reports indicate that a bus, tanker and multiple cars were involved in a collision leaving four people critical and approximately fourty-four other patients with minor to serious injuries,” said Hersbt.

The fire and rescue services are currently on scene trying to extinguish the fire to determine if any deaths have occurred.

This is a developing story.

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Attorney Theasen Pillay found deceased in his Umhlanga Ridge apartment

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Durban – Lawyer Theasan Pillay, 47, from attorneys Theasan Pillay and Associates has been found dead in his apartment on Solstice road in Umhlanga Ridge on Friday morning.

Private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) reported that they received a call at 11h34 on Friday from a relative requesting assistance after he made the gruesome discovery.

Rusa officers and paramedics on arrival found Pillay in his bedroom.

He had suffered stab wounds to his arm and chest.

“It was established that Pillay left a suicide note at his offices in Umhlanga prior to leaving the premises this morning. His employees discovered the note and called him. During a telephonic conversation he assured them that he was fine and needed some time alone. They then informed his family and requested that they check on his well-being.

His brother proceeded to his apartment and gained access with a set of spare keys when he made the discovery,” said Rusa.

Pillay’s death is being investigated by the police and updates will be shared as soon as they become available.

This is a developing story.

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Leo Prinsloo guarded Kim Kardashian amongst other high profile people

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Pretoria – The hero guard, Leo Prinsloo, once served as a guard for former President Nelson Mandela, Prince Charles and even Kim Kardashian amongst high profile people, IOL has reported.

Deon Coetzee, MD of the Fortis Group said that Prinsloo has been in various security roles for more than 30 years now, with a 12 year career in the South African Police Special Task Force.

He had extensive training, including training with Abu Dhabi’s Anti-Terrorism unit.

In the SAPS Task Force, he was a head instructor of their lone operator training.

Prinsloo and Lloyd Mthombeni became a world topic when a video was shared on social media of them being shot at by robbers.

Coetzee said the two had been escorting a van that was transporting cellphones when they came under attack on the N4 freeway in Pretoria.

He said the modus operandi of criminals is to take out both the escort vehicle and the courier vehicle.

“In the video you see what was happening to the escort vehicle. Two vehicles with three criminals in each tried to take them and Leo took evasive action,” Coetzee said.

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“The guard in the passenger seat, Lloyd Mthombeni, was just four days on the job when the incident happened,” he said.

Dash cam footage of the incident was shared thousands of times and quickly went viral on social media. The public has hugely been amazed by the bravery exhibited by Prinsloo who managed to keep his cool as bullets rained on his van.

News agencies across the globe covered the incident showing Prinsloo’s daring escape from the robbers.

Death threats

Meanwhile, Prinsloo has been placed under police guard following death threats.

Coetzee said they have had to step up security around him following the threats.

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