An Ethiopian National male believed to be a Spaza Shop owner was shot dead at Ndhambi Village, Giyani on Wednesday 25 October at about 20:00.

Police were summoned to Nkhensani hospital. On their arrival, they found a Medical Practitioner who pointed out that the deceased sustained gunshot wounds on the upper body. Resulting in the sudden death.

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Preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased was shot by unknown suspects while walking to his home. This is after closing his Spaza Shop at about 20:00.

Afterwards, the victim called his brother who transported him to a local clinic. He was later transferred to Nkhensani hospital in Mopani where he passed on upon arrival.


The deceased was positively identified as Mubarak Kamal, Ethiopian National who is 34-years-old. The motive of the incident is unknown at the moment and police investigations are underway.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has directed the police to work around the clock. To ensure apprehension of those involved in the senseless killing.

Anyone with information that can assist with the investigations is urged to contact the Investigating Officer, Captain Mzamane Mabunda on 066 4001 100. Crime stop number 0860010111 or also nearest police station or MySAPSApp.