Democratic Alliance MP Cameron Mackenzie injured in Jozi shooting

Democratic Alliance MP Cameron Mackenzie injured in Jozi shooting

- Cameron Mackenzie was wounded in a shooting incident in Midrand on Tuesday

- The Member of Parliament was outside of the Dainfern Ridge Estate when the incident occurred

- The Democratic Alliance has condemned the senseless act of violence in its response

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Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Cameron Mackenzie has been wounded during a Johannesburg shooting.

JacarandaFM reports that the politician was injured when a red VW Golf followed him to the Dainfern Ridge Estate in Midrand.

Gauteng police have confirmed the incident, saying that a manhunt has been launched to find the suspects:

"A suspect allegedly alighted from the Golf and followed the victim into the complex. A struggle between the victim and suspect ensued, and a shot was allegedly fired by the suspect, striking the victim on his upper body."

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The Democratic Alliance has condemned the incident, sharing the following statement in response:

"This act of senseless violence reminds us all that the fight against crime remains one of our top priorities. Our thoughts are with Cameron and his family, and indeed with all South Africans, who have suffered at the hands of criminals for far too long!"

Mike Moriarty, the party's provincial chairperson, says the incident proves no person is safe in Mzansi.

Mackenzie is recovering from the injury to his shoulder in the hospital, according to Moriarty, who says the party will continue praying for his recovery.

In other news, the opposition party has condemned the recently released matric pass rates, claiming that the true figure is much lower than the government's statistics.

Briefly.co.za reported that the DA claims the real results are closer to 38.9% when considering the number of students who dropped out.

The party claims that the DA-led Western Cape province was the top performer when utilising what they felt were the more accurate statistics.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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