Hoxani Tribal Authority’s Chief Clyde Mnisi shot dead

Chief Clyde Mnisi (37) was fatally shot next to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport last night. The shooting occurred on the Airport Road near White River at about 23:10pm yesterday.

According to police, his driver sustained injuries on the leg after being shot during this incident. However, he survived to witness the incident unfold.

READ | Alleged fugitive shot dead at Mataffin

“Chief Mnisi together with his driver were travelling in a Toyota Avanza when they had a puncture. While waiting for assistance, it is alleged that a group of about five heavily armed men wearing balaclavas and gloves came in a BMW X5. The men came out with high calibre rifles and went straight to the passenger side where the chief was seated. They uttered something to the chief before shooting. They then shot the chief multiple times. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries. Thereafter, the suspects fled the scene. The driver is receiving medical treatment from his injuries,” read the police statement.

READ MORE | Traffic officer hit by delivery vehicle

They alerted police in White River about the incident and upon arrival, a case of murder with an additional charge of attempted murder was opened and is under investigation. No one has been arrested and the police urge anyone with information that may assist in apprehending the perpetrators to call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. Alternatively, members of the public can send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

Related articles

Police investigate woman’s drive-thru fatal shooting incident

Sister of the late Chief Clyde Mnisi was shot multiple times at a Hazyview shopping centre on Thursday. The incident occurred at an eatery where the 35 year-old woman identified as Charlotte Nyalungu was with...

Six-year-old goes missing in Pienaar

A six-year-year boy has gone missing in Pienaar since yesterday. Junior Mabandla was last seen leaving home at around 15:00pm when he went to buy sweets at a local tuck shop. He was wearing a...

Stepfather handed two life terms for rape

The eMalahleni Regional Court sentenced a 46-year-old man for two counts of rape. The accused admitted guilt for the offence and the court subsequently convicted him of raping his stepdaughter and her younger sister in...

Woman appears in court for murder

A woman, identified as Lucy Clara Makhabane, appeared at the Nkomazi Magistrate’s Court in Tonga on Friday, May 10 on a charge of murder. This court appearance comes after a murder of another woman on...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.