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Couple injured during shoot-out between police & hijackers in KZN

A husband and his wife were shot during a botched hijacking and exchange of gunfire between police and armed men in Durban on Thursday night.

According to police, the incident occurred in Mayville shortly after 7 pm.

Police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said members were conducting crime prevention duties when they received information of an attempted hijacking in the Mayville area and proceeded to the scene.

Mbele said: “The five suspects spotted the police and opened fire. The police returned fire. During this interchange of gunfire, the suspects jumped into their vehicle and fled. After the suspects fled, police discovered a 29-year-old driver and his 27-year-old wife had sustained gunshot wounds.”

Leon Fourie of Life EMS said the husband was treated on scene for a bullet graze on the head, and his wife was treated for a gunshot wound in her leg before being transported to the hospital.

Charges of attempted murder and car hijacking are being investigated by police.


In other news – Popular TV show, Uzalo closes its doors

Popular SABC 1 soapie Uzalo has become the latest big-name show to halt production due to Covid-19 after a crew member tested positive for the coronavirus.


The news was confirmed to TshisaLIVE by the SABC on Friday. In a statement, the broadcaster said it has been notified by producers, Stained Glass TV, that it was shutting down on Friday and would “follow all the necessary protocols”. continue reading

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