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Police appeal for leads after man gunned down in his Uitenhage home

Jul 10, 2017
Police appeal for leads after man gunned down in his Uitenhage home

Police in Uitenhage on Monday appealed to the public for assistance with information that could lead to the arrest of two suspects, who allegedly fatally shot a 42-year-old man in his house in KwaNobuhle on Friday.

"The shooting incident occurred on Friday, at about 18:00," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"The deceased, Siyabulela Godfrey Qwaza (42) was fatally shot by one of two unknown suspects in a house in Mkile Street, KwaNobuhle. 

"It is believed that the deceased was seating with friends in the lounge, and a door was opened, when two suspects, one with a firearm stormed into the house.

"A suspect fired two shots and fatally wounding the deceased."

Sgt Nkohli said that at this stage, the motive for the attack is unknown and police are urging anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspects to contact the investigating officer, Sergeant Gcinikhaya Ntliziywana at 041 978 8800 or 082 319 9223.