A 28-year old man was gunned down in Madadeni, KwaZulu-Natal while walking down a road. However, after shooting the young man, the killer then took the victim’s phone and called the victim’s cousin to inform them of the crime.
Local police explained that the crime occurred on 26 January 2023. The 28-year-old man had visited friends and was on his way home on foot. At 9.45 pm, as the man was walking through Section 7 of Madadeni, his evening took a violent turn.
“An unidentified person shot him in the chest. The suspect then took the deceased’s Nokia cellphone and contacted his (the victim’s) cousin to inform them of the crime,” said a police source.
After informing the shocked family member of the fatal shooting, the police source added that the suspect then switched off the cellphone and vanished with it.
Madadeni SAPS spokesperson Constable Langa explained that a suspect was arrested later that night, without divulging the suspect’s link to the deceased or the motive behind the killing.
Nor was the reason behind calling the deceased’s cousin after the murder established as of yet. However, Newcastle SAPS spokesperson, Lizzy Arumugam assured that the police were investigating the matter.
If you were in the area and noticed anyone or have heard of anything, to please contact the SAPS.
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