An employee of the uThukela District Municipality was shot and injured in an attack by unknown assailants on Wednesday, 3 April 2023.
The incident occurred as the victim, Mthunywa Mbhele, was en route to assist another municipal employee in Mhlumayo, Ladysmith.
According to the uThukela District Municipality Communications Unit, the attack happened while Mbhele was driving through Pieters, and the gunmen’s identities remain unknown. Fortunately, Mbhele received prompt medical attention and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
Moreover, the General Manager of Corporate Service, Mr OS Mnguni, expressed sadness and shock following the incident.
“Currently, no one has been arrested, and the police are still investigating,” confirmed the uThukela District Municipality’s Communications Unit.
The incident highlights the need for improved safety protocols to protect municipal workers, who play a critical role in maintaining essential services in the region.
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