IFP man shot at court in full view of police and tv cameras
An Inkatha Freedom Party member was shot dead outside the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday in full view of police and television cameras.
IFP councillor Mdu Nkosi said the shots were fired while he was giving an interview following the appearance of four men in connection with the shooting of an IFP supporter a little more than a week ago at Durban's KwaMashu hostels.
Nkosi identified the IFP supporter who was killed as Siya Dlamini.
"I was giving an interview when the e.tv journalist warned me and then I heard two shots," said Nkosi.
According to Nkosi, a National Freedom Party councillor in the eThekwini Municipality was arrested and bundled into a police van. He identified the NFP councillor as the shooter.
A woman's face was grazed by a bullet and police took her to hospital.
Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed the shooting.
Nkosi asked: "Who will protect us if this happens right in front of the police?"
Three people accused of shooting dead Cebisile Shezi, 31, appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Bonginhlanhla Gwala, 33, Bhungu Mgezeni Gwala, 55, and Malusi Sibusiso Ncengwa, 24, would bring a bail application on October 17, Zwane said.
Shezi, who was wearing an IFP T-shirt, was shot dead near the Thembalihle railway station, in KwaMashu, shortly after Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa addressed IFP supporters at a sports field in A-section, KwaMashu, where the hostels are located.
Celimpilo Khayelihle Gwala, 25, appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court on Friday in connection with Shezi's murder.
Celimpilo would bring a bail application on October 19.
All four have been charged with murder and three of attempted murder.
The area has been tense since the abduction and killing of IFP councillor Themba Xulu by five men pretending to be police officers from the Pinetown police station.
No one has been arrested in connection with his abduction and killing.
NFP general secretary Nhlanhla Khubisa said he could not comment because he was not aware of the shooting.