KZN reservist shot dead in botched robbery by men dressed as policemen

Police reservist Const Malusi Mahlangu died during a botched hijacking
Police reservist Const Malusi Mahlangu died during a botched hijacking
Image: Malusi Mahlangu via Facebook

A police reservist was shot dead when he came across a group of armed men in police uniform who were robbing a business in Mariannhill, KZN, on Monday. 

Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said Const Malusi Mahlangu was shot when he responded to a robbery about 1pm.

"They opened fire on him. He sustained gunshot wounds to the neck and was declared dead at the scene. The suspects took airtime and cash from the business premises and fled the scene with the victim’s private firearm and two state firearms."

Gwala said cases of murder and business robbery are being investigated by Mariannhill police.


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