Security guard shot in Nyanga hostage incident dies

Chaos erupted following an attempted armed robbery at a supermarket on Monday morning.

Police on the scene of a hostage situation at the Nyanga Junction Shopping Centre. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - A security guard who was shot and wounded during the robbery and hostage drama at the Nyanga Junction Shopping Centre in Manenberg has died in hospital.

Chaos erupted following an attempted armed robbery at a supermarket on Monday morning.

Several people were held hostage.

A suspect who was wounded during the shootout remains in hospital under police guard.

An accomplice was shot dead.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana says: “A security guard who was shot and wounded in Nyanga has succumbed to his injuries in hospital. A 25-year-old employed by a security company that’s contracted to Shoprite has been seriously wounded.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)