Blasts at the Soweto home of Nhlanhla ‘Lux’ Dlamini

20 March 2023 - 08:02
By Naledi Shange
A police officer cordons off a crime scene outside the Pimville home of Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux on March 20 2023 in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Image: Alaister Russell A police officer cordons off a crime scene outside the Pimville home of Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux on March 20 2023 in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Leader of the Soweto Parliament Nhlanhla “Lux” Dlamini on Monday claimed the EFF, which is spearheading the national shutdown, was behind an attack on his home. 

The attack reportedly happened in the early hours on Monday. 

Dlamini claimed at least two petrol bombs were thrown at his home, with one hitting the roof.  

“Just after 4am I received calls from the entire neighbourhood saying there were bombs and gunshots going off. ‘We think it is at your house’. I received calls from people inside my house saying ‘We don’t know what to do. A bomb hit the roof and there was a second explosion in the yard’,” said Dlamini.

“You look at all my neighbours’ windows, they are all shattered so you can imagine the quality of the bombs.”

The house did not suffer any damage. 

Police are on the scene.

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The alleged explosion crater created by a bomb is pictured outside the house of Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux , 20 March 2023, in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Image: Alaister Russell The alleged explosion crater created by a bomb is pictured outside the house of Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux , 20 March 2023, in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Broken glass is pictured outside the next-door neighbour of Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux, which allegedly shattered by the force of an explosion, 20 March 2023, in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Image: Alaister Russell Broken glass is pictured outside the next-door neighbour of Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux, which allegedly shattered by the force of an explosion, 20 March 2023, in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Activist Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini talks to police officers outside his Pimville house in Soweto, Johannesburg. The area was allegedly attacked with a explosives in the early hours of the morning.
Image: Alaister Russell Activist Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini talks to police officers outside his Pimville house in Soweto, Johannesburg. The area was allegedly attacked with a explosives in the early hours of the morning.

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