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Update: Richmond municipal manager shot and killed

Richmond municipal manager Síbusiso Sithole was shot and killed in an alleged ambush on Monday morning.

Sithole, who had recently been appointed municipal manager of the uMgeni municipality (Howick), had been en route from the municipal offices to the motor licence bureau, at about 9am, when he was shot at five times.
It is believed Sithole, who was travelling with a driver and no bodyguards, was shot at through the passenger side window when the vehicle came to a halt at a traffic light at the corner of Victoria and Campbell streets.
Police are on the look-out for a maroon Toyota Corolla with ND number plates that was last seen heading in the direction of Pietermaritzburg from Richmond.
Sources at the municipality confirmed that there had been an increase in tensions among several individuals at the municipality recently.
SAPS provincial spokesman Lt Col Thulani Zwane confirmed the incident saying members were still at the scene.

 

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