- South African social media users are reeling as news broke that local hero Max Mqadi was shot numerous times by unknown assailants
- The 51-year-old was leaving his restaurant - Max's Lifestyle - in Umlazi's V section when the gunmen opened fire on him
- Police confirmed that Mqadi was able to drive himself to safety in Durban's famous Florida Road where he managed to gain assistance before being hospitalised
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DURBAN - 51-year-old Max Mqadi, the owner of Shisanyama restaurant Max's Lifestyle in Umlazi, Durban, has been hospitalised after being shot on Thursday evening. Police revealed that Mqadi was attacked by anonymous gunmen while leaving the restaurant.
Although details surrounding the incident are scarce, it is alleged that Mqadi was shot at numerous times as he left the Umlazi V section establishment. SAPS Spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker stated that even though Mqadi was shot, he managed to drive to safety in Florida Road before he sought assistance.
Naicker revealed that Mqadi was transported to a nearby hospital and that he is currently in stable condition. #MaxMqadi has been trending on social media since news broke of the traumatising incident.
According to The Witness, Umlazi Police are currently probing a case of attempted murder. Mqadi is known as a local hero as he worked hard to turn a little butchery into one of Mzansi's most popular restaurants and tourist attractions.
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A report by IOL revealed that Zinhle, Mqadi's daughter, used Twitter to express how she was feeling about the shocking incident.
News of Mqadi's shooting has Mzansi disturbed
"Max Mqadi the owner of "Max's Lifestyle". He was shot outside his establishment but luckily he managed to drive all the way to the hospital. I wish him a speedy recovery..."
"Every time I've been to ka Max I've always seen Max Mqadi just chilling at the parking lot talking to some people with no bodyguards on site. Could tell the dude was comfortable in his neighbourhood. It's sad now cause he won't be comfortable anymore."
"Max Mqadi will remain the best businessman in Durban ever. Get well soon Max."
"Who wants to kill Max Mqadi? Haai, the criminality in RSA."
"A speedy recovery to Max Mqadi."
"Kanti what's going on in this country? Speedy recovery Max Mqadi."
Meeting goes wrong: 56 Military vets arrested for allegedly holding ministers hostage
In other news making national headlines, Briefly News earlier reported that a total of 56 military veterans who are part of the Liberation Struggle War Veterans (LSWV) were apprehended by the South African Police Services after they allegedly held two ministers and a deputy minister against their will on Thursday night.
The talks between the ministers and LSWV seemingly did not go as planned as members of LSWV refused to let the ministers leave the St George's Hotel in Tshwane. The vets are said to have demanded R4.2 million each, according to the Daily Maverick.
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Social media users were completely shocked that Defence Minister Thandi Modise had been taken hostage. Some people highlighted that Deputy President David Mabuza was initially scheduled to meet with veterans but had been unable to make it to the meeting.
Source: Briefly News