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News24 reports that alleged sabotage targeting a company contracted for the multimillion-rand M4 upgrade near Westbrook in Durban has turned fatal, with a worker having been shot dead at the construction site.

Thulasizwe Ntuli was shot dead on Thursday night while guarding a company site responsible for the construction on the M4 north between Westbrook and Boys Town.   The road had been closed after it was damaged by floods, with Sanral appointing Thelbridge Enterprise in October 2023 to restore it. The contractor, Sihle Buthelezi, who is Ntuli's cousin, alleged his murder was linked to an ongoing dispute because his competitors were unhappy when he was awarded the tender. He claimed there had also been a series of thefts at the site, "aimed to sabotage my operation and delay the completion of the project." According to Buthelezi, Ntuli and two other security guards were at the site's storage area when five heavily-armed men stormed in and pointed firearms at them. He said the assailants then tied them up inside a mobile toilet before they proceeded to take the wheels off one of his trucks. He went on to state: "While they were busy taking off the wheels, Ntuli managed to free himself and started freeing others. The suspects heard there was some movement inside the toilets and decided to go there. I'm told that a fight ensued, and the suspects opened fire and shot my cousin." The suspects then ran away with some belongings of the victims, including two firearms. Buthelezi viewed this as "clear sabotage", saying this was not the first time his site was attacked. He accused competitors of being behind the sabotage.

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

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