Two security guards were shot dead while guarding employees who were repairing an electricity fault on Amanzimtoti Road, KwaMashu, in Durban on Monday morning.
One security guard was critically injured and transported to hospital.
According to the KZN VIP Protection Services, the three guards, from Imvula Security, were shot while guarding employees believed to be from eThekwini Municipality’s electricity department.
KZN VIP Protection Services’ Gareth Naidoo said a group of men robbed the security officers of their firearms and fled the scene.
Naidoo also said the electricity department employees were unharmed.