South Africans React to Umlazi Magistrate’s Court Shooting, KZN Prosecutor Killed

South Africans React to Umlazi Magistrate’s Court Shooting, KZN Prosecutor Killed

  • A regional court prosecutor was shot dead outside the Umlazi Magistrate's Court south of Durban
  • The prosecutor died at the scene after sustaining fatal bullet wounds due to the gunfire from unknown assailants
  • South Africans reacted to the incident by expressing their disdain for criminals and the risks involved with being a lawyer in South Africa

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DURBAN - Yesterday (15 December) at 9am there was gunfire outside Umlazi Magistrate's Court in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), which resulted in the death of a 36-year-old regional court prosecutor. The prosecutor was working on a case involving two police officers who were facing murder charges. He was shot in his car outside the court.

Brigadier Jay Naicker, a spokesperson for KZN police, said that unknown suspects came out of their own vehicle, shot at the prosecutor and used their getaway vehicle to flee the scene.

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According to TimesLIVE, the prosecutor sustained multiple injuries from the shooting and died at the scene. Naicker said that the police do not yet know why the gunman or men wanted to kill the prosecutor, News24 reports.

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A regional court prosecutor was killed outside the Umlazi Magistrate's Court. Image: GUILLEM SARTORIO/AFP via Getty Images
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Reactions to the incident

South Africans took to social media to express their views on the shooting incident outside Umlazi Magistrate's Court. Briefly News has compiled a few here:

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Roy Grant said:

"I used to think these things only happen in movies but SA proved me wrong once again."

Shilongo ShaTitus believes:

"It's a risk to study law in this country. Your life is at threat and criminals will target you until such time the government introduces the death penalty for such evil people, no lawyer will be living a peaceful life."

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@Mthoko04454406 asked:

Tabita Bangani shared:

"It's clear this prosecutor knew his job and he did it so well that the criminals got scared.There had better be justice for his death and those 2 police men should be investigated as well."

Lebo Mokoena remarked:

"KZN is a country on its own."

@hlapisimotse said:

Mzansi in disbelief at video of girl robbed, SA is unsafe

Previously, Briefly News reported that Mzansi citizens are once again witnessing an ugly video of two thugs robbing a woman who is jogging in a quiet street. The girl can be seen in the clip jogging but the two guys follow her.

They approach and surround her before forcing her to surrender her possessions. It’s not clear what did they take from her but one can suspect they took her phone and earphones as she was listening to her music.

The two tsotsis later run away, leaving the young lady traumatised as she is alone in the street. Many people feel South Africa is not a safe country when an innocent woman can be robbed like that.

Source: Briefly News

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