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randwaterNews24 reports that two people were killed and Johannesburg council chief whip Sithembiso Zungu was wounded in a shooting at a Rand Water event in Zakariyya Park on Monday.

Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Dimakatso Nevhuhulwi said several suspects entered the hall and opened fire before fleeing. "Two people were declared dead on the scene, while three others were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. The motive of the shooting is unknown at this stage," Nevhuhulwi indicated. In a statement released on Monday afternoon, Rand Water said one of its executives was among the dead. Its spokesperson, Makenosi Maroo, added that the incident happened during one of Rand Water's back-to-school campaigns. Council speaker Margaret Arnolds said Zungu, who had been attending to "official council business," was receiving medical attention. Joburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda said Zungu and other City and Rand Water officials were attending a community service engagement where they donated school shoes and other items to disadvantaged children in the community. "To have such a tragic incident occur in broad daylight and the presence of community members and children is beyond one’s comprehension and belief. The senseless killing of people and officials must be brought to an end as a matter of urgency," Gwamanda stated.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Iavan Pijoos at News24
  • Read too, Rand Water and City of Joburg employees shot during event, at SABC News
  • En ook, Bestuurslid van Rand Water sterf; Jhb-hoofsweep in skietery gewond, by Maroela Media

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