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durbanSunday Tribune reports that a senior manager in the eThekwini Municipality’s water and sanitation unit was shot dead on Friday night.

Emmanuel Ntuli, a manager overseeing the plants and logistics of the unit, was killed at his home in Mandeni on the KZN’s North Coast. His killing came weeks after a colleague, Khumbulani Khumalo from the same unit, was shot and killed. eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda confirmed that Ntuli was fatally shot at his home. Khumalo, who had been the unit’s Community Services manager, was slain while seated in a council vehicle in Inanda in September. Another employee sustained gunshot wounds while on duty in Ottawa, north of Durban, last year. An official of the unit described Ntuli and Khumalo’s murders as shocking, but was not sure if the incidents were related to their work at the municipality. “But it is a concern and shocking when senior managers of one department are killed like this,” the official pointed out. ActionSA’s Zwakele Mncwag, said the murders of Khumalo and Ntuli were not isolated and called on the municipality’s leadership to investigate the source of these incidents. “There is a lot happening in that department and there is a need for a thorough investigation as there are (a) few people who have been killed in that department,” he pointed out.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Bongani Hans at Sunday Tribune
  • See too, eThekwini water and sanitation official killed at his home, at TimesLIVE

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