Mayfair's Ethiopian community in mourning after fatal mosque shooting

The 40-year-old was accosted by two men in the parking lot on Tuesday and shot dead.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Ethiopian community in South Africa is in mourning after one of their own was shot dead at a mosque in Mayfair.

The 40-year-old was accosted by two men in the parking lot on Tuesday and shot dead.

A bystander was also wounded in the attack.

Moulana Taahir Salloo said: “I think it’s a very traumatic thing for the Ethiopian community. Literally, you had the entire Ethiopian community who were there and it was a scene of utter mourning and something very traumatic to see.”

Police say the motive for the shooting is not yet known.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)