2 killed, Clr Zungu hospitalised in Zakariyya Park shooting

A Rand Water executive was among two killed and three injured in a shooting during a back-to-school campaign.

On Monday, January 29, armed intruders barged into the Zakariyya Park hall, firing several shots, killing two and injuring three.

The shooting occurred during the Rand Water back-to-school campaign, in which 1, 670 schoolchildren were to benefit from school shoes and uniforms to the tune of R470, 000.

Two people, including an executive from Rand Water, were killed. The City of Johannesburg’s chief whip and ward 122 councillor, Sithembiso Zungu, and two others were rushed to hospital after suffering wounds.

At the scene, JMPD spokesperson, Xolani Fihla told the Rising Sun that there is a procedure when events are held at the City of Johannesburg Community Hall.

He said that the process is categorised by the SAPS, to determine the risk level and assess if they will need to deploy additional manpower for safety reasons. Fihla said the SAPS and the JMPD were not alerted to the event.

SAPS district communications officer, Cpt Phora added, “There was no meeting for this occasion, and the SAPS and JMPD didn’t know about the event. However, both departments attended to the scene.”

Two cases of murder and three of attempted murder are being investigated. “Police request anyone who may have information that can assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stop on 08600-10111 or anonymously report tip-offs on the MySAPS app,” concluded Cpt Phora.

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