Local musician killed in Pinetown

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A MAN has been arrested in connection with the murder of local musician, Sizwe Shabalala in Link Road yesterday evening.

“The police responded to the murder near the taxi rank. Upon arrival at the scene, the police reported there was was no body. Shabalala had already been taken to Life Crompton Hospital. When the police arrived at the hospital he was already dead,” said Bongumusa Manqele, spokesman for the Pinetown SAPS.

A case of murder was opened and a man was arrested in connection with the murder. According to Manqele, eyewitnesses were able to point out the alleged murderer. He said no further details were available at this time.

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Outpourings of condolences from his friends and fellow musicians to his family members flowed in over social media.

Ben Voss said, “He was my very best high-school and early university friend. We had some fantastic times together. Our paths separated but we have stayed in touch and I was due to see him back in durbs after this time in sri lanka. He was a phenomenally talented guy. Music, art, language. I will miss him – a beautiful, talented and funny soul with an early passion for the good life. Go well brother. TA’AT!”

Steve Fataar wrote, “hambe kahle brother Sizwe ~ the fire will continue.”

This follows an incident where an elderly man was hijacked outside the Presbyterian church in Maurice Nichols Road, Pinetown yesterday afternoon. Updates to follow.

 

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Lloyd Mackenzie
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