LISTEN | Cops flagged down by Max’s Lifestyle owner after shooting

15 October 2021 - 11:58
Max Mqadi, businessman and owner of Maxi's Lifestyle in Umlazi and voted one of the top restaurants in the world, was shot outside his establishment on Thursday night
Max Mqadi, businessman and owner of Maxi's Lifestyle in Umlazi and voted one of the top restaurants in the world, was shot outside his establishment on Thursday night
Image: Sandile Ndlovu

The police were flagged down by the owner of Max’s Lifestyle, Max Mqadi, 51, on Thursday after he was shot in an attempted hit outside his famous establishment in Umlazi, south of Durban. 

According to police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker, the incident took place around 7pm. 

“It is alleged the 51-year-old owner of a business premises in Umlazi was leaving the venue when he was attacked by two unknown men who opened fire on his vehicle,” he said

Naicker said Mqadi sustained two gunshot wounds but was able to drive himself to Florida Road to seek assistance. 

In two audio clips leaked to TimesLIVE, an unidentified policewoman, understood to be  stationed in Durban’s CBD, informs the control centre that they have been flagged down by Mqadi and requested to escort him while in the vicinity of Point Road.  

The officer requests the control room to “code 13” (call) her as they are escorting a Mercedes-Benz. 

In the second clip, the same policewoman can be heard telling the control room they are at Netcare Umhlanga hospital where Mqadi is being admitted after he was shot multiple times in the legs.

A statement about the shooting was uploaded to Max’s Lifestyle social media pages on Friday confirming the incident. The statement revealed the entrepreneur is recuperating.

“The eagle does not stop flying just because there is a storm. Instead, relying on the strength of its wings, it confronts it and flies above it,” the statement read.

We would like to take this time to thank everyone who has showed support to Mr @max_mqadi and his family.🙏🏼 Our Eagle has not fallen 🦅

Posted by Max's Lifestyle on Friday, October 15, 2021

In 2016 Mqadi’s restaurant was named one of the best 207 restaurants in the world by reviewer Cherae Robinson in the international luxury travel and lifestyle magazine Condé Naste Traveler.

TimesLIVE


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