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KZN cops probe attempted murder after Glebelands Hostel shooting

The Umlazi residence has been the subject of the Moerane Commission of Inquiry investigating political killings in the province.

FILE: The Glebelands Hostel in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Gallo Images/City Press/Siyanda Mayeza

DURBAN – KwaZulu-Natal police have opened a case of attempted murder after three people were wounded in a shooting at the infamous Glebelands Hostel.

The Umlazi residence has been the subject of the Moerane Commission of Inquiry investigating political killings in the province.

Glebelands is believed to harbour hitmen who can allegedly be traced to at least 90 murders since 2014, without a single conviction to date.

The three victims were standing outside Block K when an unknown suspect opened fire on them on Friday night.

It is understood that two of the wounded managed to escape, while the third was chased and shot at again.

The police’s Thembeka Mbele says he remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“The suspect came down the stairs and there were several shots. They ran away and one was wounded. That one was critically injured.”

The latest shooting has again sparked concerns around the effectiveness of a task team that has been set up to probe the murders and the 24-hour police deployment at the hostel.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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