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Three sisters lost their lifes following a shooting in Umlazi by unknown gunmen – Police reports



Three sisters were killed and two children were injured in a violent gunfight in Umlazi on Wednesday night when unidentified attackers opened fire in their house south of Durban.

Lieutenant-Colonel Nqobile Gwala, a police spokeswoman, told reporters that the incident occurred on Wednesday evening in the L section informal community south of Durban.

Mr Gwala stated, “An inquiry into the matter has been launched.”

“An unknown suspect entered the premises and reportedly fired bullets at three females in their thirties and forties,” according to the police report. “At the scene, they were all certified dead,” Gwala added.

“Two children, ages five and six months, suffered injuries and were sent to the hospital for treatment.

“The Bhekithemba SAPS has opened murder and attempted murder charges.”

Nonhlanhla Khoza, the MEC for Social Development in KwaZulu-Natal, expressed “horror and absolute revulsion” at the killings.

According to Khoza, the gunman escaped on foot.

She pleaded with the police to track down the murderer so that he could face the full force of the law.

The MEC described the killing of an entire family as “terrible” and “baffling.”

“It’s difficult to grasp how innocent and defenseless ladies can be cruelly murdered in this manner.” All peace-loving people in our community should denounce such cruel deeds. As a country, we are moving backward because of the murders of women.

“It’s critical that we consider how morality had deteriorated to the point that individuals could murder women and children.” “It hurts us that we keep having these kinds of situations,” Khoza remarked.

She also urged residents to provide information to authorities so that an arrest could be made right away.

“We need to make it plain to criminals that such horrible acts of criminality will not be accepted in our province,” he said. We must segregate criminals as members of society.”

Khoza expressed her sympathies to the Mkhize family and the Umlazi community.

A team of social workers was deployed by the department to give psychological care to the impacted family.


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