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sapsWeekend Argus writes that it has been more than seven months since police shot at Nando’s and McDonald’s workers, killing three people, and the families of the deceased still have no closure.  

In February, Phumeza Fudumele, who worked at Nando’s in Sunningdale, Cape Town, was killed when police allegedly opened fire on a taxi transporting staff to Dunoon.  One other worker was injured.  A few weeks later McDonald’s workers in Kuils River came under fire after their taxi was mistaken for one suspected of being involved in an armed robbery.  Two persons died at the scene and six others were wounded.  Apparently, in the Nando’s matter the case has been sent to the NPA for a decision, while in the McDonald’s matter there are still statements from certain police officers outstanding.

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