Local bodyguard killed

The deceased shot his colleague in the buttocks as the 46-year-old was coming out of the bathroom

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eMbalenhle, man murdered, Police

A 28-year-old man assumed to be a body guard of a local high-profile politician, was allegedly shot dead by a colleague on Sunday morning.
Capt Magonseni Nkosi, police spokesman, said the deceased and his 46-year-old colleague were sharing an apartment in Ext 11, eMbalenhle.
“The shooting happened at about 06:00 on Sunday while the men were getting ready for work. The deceased shot his colleague in the buttocks as the 46-year-old was coming out of the bathroom. The latter tackled the gunman and wrestled him for the gun. Several shots were fired in the brawl and the 28-year-old was fatally wounded,” Capt Nkosi said.
He said the 46-year-old received medical treatment for his gunshot wound.
“I have heard from the media that the men are bodyguards for Mr Cyril Gwiji, but I cannot confirm this. We have not yet been able to confirm for which what company they worked,” said Capt Nkosi.
Mr Gwiji is the chairman of the Municipal Public Accounts Committee and the former Speaker of the Govan Mbeki Municipality.
He declined to comment at time of going to press and only confirmed that they are guards, but not his personal bodyguards.

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