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gunNews24 reports that another eThekwini municipality water and sanitation department employee has been shot dead. The official, who has not yet been identified, was shot on Tuesday night outside municipal offices in Springfield, Durban.

A source close to the investigation said the man was shot multiple times and that the gunmen fled. Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda confirmed the shooting at the offices in Electron Road and said: "Police responded to reports of a shooting and upon arrival at the scene, the deceased was found lying dead inside municipality premises with multiple gunshot wounds." He added that the suspects were unknown and that the motive for the killing had not been established. The City's water and sanitation department has experienced a spate of murders of senior employees. In November last year, a senior manager who had been under metro police protection for almost a year because of threats to his life, was killed. Acting senior manager for plants and logistics in the water and sanitation Unit, Emmanuel Ntuli, was shot at his home in Mandeni. In September last year, a 52-year-old eThekwini water and sanitation department employee was shot dead in a state vehicle in Inanda. Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning, eight people were arrested for extortion and possession of illegal firearms after they allegedly ambushed an independent contractor repairing water infrastructure in Inanda.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sakhiseni Nxumalo at News24

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