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Chris Ndaliso
Senior journalist
1 minute read
20 May 2022
12:56

Security officer showered with bullets in Isipingo, Durban

Chris Ndaliso

A security guard sustained gunshot wounds when an unknown assailant fired at him while on his way to work on Friday morning.

A security guard sustained gunshot wounds when an unknown assailant fired at him while on his way to work on Friday morning. 

Provincial police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala said the unnamed man was on his way to work when he was accosted by the gunman. 

“The complainant alleged that this morning at 6.30am, he was on the way to work and was walking on Clarke Road in Isipingo when he spotted an unknown vehicle that passed him. Suddenly, the said the vehicle made a U-turn and lowered the window. Shots were fired at the victim by the suspects who were in the vehicle, and he sustained gunshot wounds to the head and chest. The suspects fled the scene in their getaway vehicle,” said Gwala.  

Security guards have been targeted by criminals recently. The motive behind these attacks is not clear. 

On Monday two security guards were shot dead while guarding employees who were repairing an electricity fault on Amanzimtoti Road, KwaMashu. A third guard was critically injured during the shooting and was rushed to the hospital. The Witness reported at the time that the gunmen stole the guards’ firearms before fleeing the scene.  

Gwala said an attempted murder case is being investigated by Isipingo police.