KZN Woman Gunned Down in a Car on Mother’s Day, Mzansi Alarmed: “Province Is a Nightmare”

KZN Woman Gunned Down in a Car on Mother’s Day, Mzansi Alarmed: “Province Is a Nightmare”

  • A woman was shot dead multiple times in a car in the early hours of Mother's Day in KwaZulu-Natal
  • The provincial police are looking for the male suspect who boldly murdered her in front of a witness
  • The news unsettled a lot of citizens who raised their concerns about the rampant crime in KwaZulu-Natal

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A KZN woman was gunned down
A woman was shot 10 times in KwaZulu-Natal. Image: Stock photo
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ASHBURTON - Police in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) are investigating a case of murder after a woman was gunned down in a car on Sunday morning near Pietermaritzburg.

The KZN police said they suspect the man who shot her at least 10 times was someone she knew.

According to TimesLIVE, Mi7, a private security company was alerted to the shooting in the Wally Hayward Drive area.

Reaction officers were dispatched and arrived at the scene with community members surrounding the car.

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Mi7 called medical services and the police, who declared the woman seated on the passenger side dead on the scene.

Witness shares details about the KZN Mother's Day shooting

According to Mi7, an eyewitness who was inside the car when the shooting happened, said the woman had a heated argument with a man known to her.

“An argument allegedly ensued between the two, and she was escorted out by the eye witness driving her home in her vehicle. It is believed the pair were followed by the man, who opened fire on the woman before fleeing the scene. The eyewitness was not injured."

The police are on a manhunt for the suspect, and his description has been spread around and added to the Mi7 Surveillance Net.

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Citizens on Facebook react the Mother's Day murder in KwaZulu-Natal

Linda Vanessa Baqwa commented:

"KZN is the devil's playground."

Mark Wren mentioned:

"There was a lot of hate in this killing. This was not a random act or an opportunity crime. This was personal."

Brenda Monaheng stated:

"Always in KZN, may she rest in peace. This is very sad."

Vuvu Virgo added:

"Hai, this province is a nightmare!"

Maps Kgame wrote:

"KZN is a very dangerous province yho. May her soul rest in eternal peace and happy heavenly Mother's Day.❤️"

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In another story, Briefly News reported that a grandmother from Newlands West, Durban, made a terrible discovery over the weekend.

After hearing a loud bang while inside her Millarina Drive house, the granny rushed outside to find her seven-year-old grandson had been shot in the head.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: