Speculation about mistaken identity arises after Durban film-maker shot

Speculation about mistaken identity arises after Durban film-maker shot

- A Durban filmmaker, Daryl Kotze, was shot four times on the N3 on Thursday night

- Kotze is currently in ICU

- Police suspect the shooting was a hijacking gone wrong

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Kotze was traveling to his home in Berea from King Shaka International Airport when the shooting took place. Kotze's Toyota Fortuner was struck by dozens of bullets, leading to speculation that this may ahave been a case of mistaken identity with the gunemn attempting to kill someone else.

The incident occurred on Thursday night.

A spokesperson for eThekwini Secure believes this was a botched hijacking.

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Kotze was traveling to his home in Berea from King Shaka International Airport when the shooting took place. Kotze's Toyota Fortuner was struck by dozens of bullets, leading to speculation that this may also have been a case of mistaken identity with the gunemn attempting to kill someone else.

Kotze was shot four times and broke his leg, probably when his vehicle rolled, according to IOL. He is currently in ICU at a Durban hospital.

Kotze is a prolific South African film-maker, known for shooting music videos for artists such as Ricky Rick and DonaldInDenial, among others. He is also the director of Barcode Media, a small production company.

A spokesperson for the police had said that a case of attempted murder has been opened regarding the shooting and that the matter is being investigated, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Many on social media reacted to Kotze's shooting with outrage, saying that it indicated rising lawlessness in the country. Additionally, some slammed the police for not doing enough to hold criminals accountable.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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