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How Maskandi Artist, Khalasi Gumede Was Shot Dead In Durban



Maskandi artist, Khalasi Gumede is dead and it was reported that he was shot dead on Sunday night by unknown gunmen while he was returning back from an event in Durban.

Khalasi’s brother who confirmed the incident said he was gunned down while coming from a maskandi event in KwaMashu, north of Durban.

“Khalasi was walking behind us with his dancers. We suddenly heard gunshots and we all ran in different directions. When I got home, I waited for him but he never came. I went back to look for him,” said Njabulo.

“I found him lying in a pool of blood. I managed to get a car to rush him to the hospital, but he didn’t make it. He died on his way to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital,” he added.

Njabulo said his brother has no enemies and he doesn’t know what caused the gunshot, however, he hopes justice prevails.

Khalasi left behind his pregnant girlfriend, who is devastated following the passing of her lover,

KZN police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbhele confirmed the passing and the event that led it.

She said: “A case of murder was opened at KwaMashu Police Station for investigation. It’s alleged that a 24-year-old man was at KwaMashu Men’s Hostel when he was shot multiple times by unknown people. He sustained gunshots wounds on his back and the left armpit and was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police investigation led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man who was charged with murder. He was set to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court on Monday.”

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