28 Year Old murder accused Mlungisi Thabathe was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Gopalall Hurbans Road in Tongaat on Thursday morning 1 April 2021.
Thabathe was traveling from Gandhis Hill towards Hambanathi when the occupants of a white Toyota Quest opened fire on his silver VW Polo with high caliber weapons.
His vehicle was shot multiple times before it came to a stop behind the Shree Veeraboga Emperumal Temple.
Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) responded to the scene at approximately 09:19 after receiving multiple calls from the public. On arrival the driver was found slumped over the passenger seated. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene.
SAPS Officials who were on patrol in Ndwedwe in Kwazulu Natal spotted the suspects vehicle. A Policeman was injured after the occupants of the white Toyota Quest opened fire on their vehicle. He was rapidly transported to hospital by his colleagues. The RUSA Robinson R44 helicopter was expedited to the scene to conduct an aerial search for the suspects.
Thabathe was on trial for the murder of 16 year old Andile Bobo Mbuthu who was beaten to death at a tavern in Hambanathi in April 2020. He is also believed to be linked to the taxi industry.
The motive for his murder has not been established at this stage.
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