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Six people were killed during another random shooting at a tuck shop in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday. PHOTO: SAPS

ICYMI: BREAKING: Six killed in another KZN SHOOTING… at a tuck shop

It is believed that the actual target of the shooting is someone who was waiting at the tuck shop to see a traditional healer.

shooting tuckshop KZN

Six people were killed during another random shooting at a tuck shop in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday. PHOTO: SAPS

It’s another night of a random shooting in KwaZulu-Natal, this time at a tuck shop, where six people were shot and killed on Saturday.

Initial reports suggested the shooting happened at a tavern, but police confirmed it was at a tuck-shop instead.


The tuck shop, in Mariannhill just outside Pinetown, was accosted by three armed gunmen.

The gun-wielding men entered the tuckshop and opened fire.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker says the unknown men arrived at around 19h30. They opened fire at people who were at the tuck shop.

Six men aged between 30 and 65 years are killed in the shooting, Naicker said.

According to Naicker, one other man suffered gunshot wounds and is taken to hospital for further medical care.

Six people were gunned down and one was wounded during a shooting in Mariannhill, KwaZulu-Natal. PHOTO: Google Maps

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He says initial investigations revealed that three of the deceased are the owner of the tuckshop and his two sons.

But it is believed one of the deceased who was waiting at the premises was the actual target of the shooting, said Naicker.

“One of the deceased, who was waiting at the tuckshop to see a traditional healer, might have been the actual target of the hit.”

Brigadier Jay Naicker

The provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi has deployed and mobilised all available police resources to hunt for the alleged “heartless” killers.

Mkhwanazi said they are doing everything to bring these killers behind the shooting to book.

“This incident once again demonstrates our concern that firearms are contributing to the high levels of crime in the province. We are advocating for stricter regulations regarding the management of legal firearms as many of them end up used by criminals. We will do everything within our control to bring these killers to book” Mkhwanazi said.

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Meanwhile, police in KZN have arrested a hitman believed to be linked to a string of murders.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning at a roadblock at the Mariannhill Toll Plaza.

Rifles with 90 rounds of ammunition were found concealed in his luggage bag.