Zanele Nkosi: Black Lawyers Association North West Chairperson Shot Dead Outside Work, SA Mourns

Zanele Nkosi: Black Lawyers Association North West Chairperson Shot Dead Outside Work, SA Mourns

  • The Black Lawyers Association North West chairperson Zanele Nkosi was recently murdered
  • The beloved BLA lawyer was walking to her car after work when she was shot dead by two gunmen
  • Nkosi's untimely death saddens South Africans, who called on police to handle gun-related crimes better

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RUSTENBURG - The untimely death of the North West Black Lawyers Association chairperson, Zanele Nkosi, has sent shockwaves across SA.

Black Lawyers Association North West chairperson Zanele Nkosi
38-year-old Zanele Nkosi was shot dead by two unknown gunmen on 29 March. Images: @Socialistsista
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BLA chairperson Zanele Nkosi murdered

The 38-year-old BLA champion was shot dead by two gunmen outside her workplace in Rustenburg, North West on 29 March. According to TimesLIVE, Nkosi died on the scene.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani explained that Nkosi was walking towards her car after work when the suspects confronted her.

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Funani explained that police have not made any arrests and the shooters remain at large.

Law Society of South Africa remembers Zanele Nkosi

Speaking to News24, the President of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), Eunice Masipa, said the LSSA shares the despair of everyone who loved Nkosi.

"This cowardly act has robbed Ms Nkosi's family, colleagues and the country of a fearless woman of strength, committed to making South Africa a better place for all," said Masipa.

Nkosi reportedly served on several committees in the LSSA. Mapisa called on the police to find Nkosi's killers soon so that they can face justice.

The beloved lawyer's memorial service will be held on Thursday, 6 April at the Rustenburg Civic Centre City Hall. According to a social media post by someone close to Nkosi, she leaves behind a nine-year-old daughter.

The Noka Ya Lorato Primary School also remembered Nkosi. She reportedly donated 67 pairs of school shoes to pupils on Nelson Mandela Day last year.

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South Africans saddened by Zanele Nkosi's murder

@MuketsiK said:

"I wish the government of South Africa could prioritise ending gun crimes. The scourge has reached unimaginable levels! @CyrilRamaphosa @Julius_S_Malema"

@brian_roos said:

"Senseless killings."

@Venon_Sir_venon said:

"Did @BhekiCele visit the scene of crime?"

@Makorokoto2 said:

"Mihalik, the Murrays and now Nkosi. How many must fall? @LirandzuThemba @RonaldLamola @CyrilRamaphosa"

@LaPolymath said:

"South Africa is becoming more deadly every single day."

@mokoma8310031 said:

"Sad news, only a country with no visible security cluster."

10-Year-old shot during assassination of taxi owner

Briefly News previously reported that a 10-year-old pupil was shot and wounded on Wednesday outside Lotusville Primary School in Verulam, Durban. The student got caught in the crossfire during the assassination of a taxi owner.

Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) was alerted to the incident by residents, teachers and people who witnessed the rapid gunfire aimed at a Toyota Hilux bakkie, reported TimesLIVE.

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Available Rusa officers were sent to the scene and found the Toyota Hilux around 2:20pm parked next to the school punctured with bullet holes.

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