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Operation Dudula Member Shot While Accompanying Eskom Workers

Operation Dudula Member Shot While Accompanying Eskom Workers

Operation Dudula members are mourning the death of one of their members who was allegedly shot and killed in an alleged xenophobic attack in Soweto.

Police have confirmed that they are investigating a case of murder and five counts of attempted murder following an altercation between Operation Dudula members and residents of Chicken Farm in Soweto on Monday. SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Brenda Murudili said:

According to the police’s preliminary reports, it is alleged that on 18 April 2022 at about 16:30, a group of people allegedly residents of Pimville with Operation Dudula members marched to Chicken Farm informal settlement in Kliptown. Pimville residents are complaining about theft of electricity cables.

There was an altercation, shots were fired, one person was certified dead on the scene and five more people were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds for medical treatment. All of the victims are reported to be South Africans. A case of murder and five counts of attempted murder has been registered for investigation. No one has been arrested yet.

Operation Dudula spokesperson Enock Nango said:

a). there was an incident of a cable theft after it had been cut allegedly by some Sotho nationals.

b). Operation Dudula members went to find out about the cable theft and were confronted by some Sotho nationals who allegedly drew guns and shot them.

c). Operation Dudula members ran for cover but Kgomotso Diale was killed and about five were injured including women.

On Monday, Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla “Lux” Dlamini took to social media and claimed that “Zimbabweans and Sotho nationals allegedly attacked his group”. He also claimed that Eskom workers were sometimes killed for the cables.

Neo Diale, the brother of Kgomotso Diale, from Zone 7, who was shot in the head said his brother was shot after he fell down during the panic that took place when the first shots were fired.

He said Operation Dudula members took his brother on Monday to accompany Eskom workers who were afraid to replace the cable alone.

Nozipho Diale, who is Kgomotso’s mother, said she was shocked that Eskom needed protection from community members to do their work.

She also said the whole story was confusing considering that her son was not carrying any weapon.

More: TheStar_News


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21 Comments

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 3 weeks ago

𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘀𝗺 𝗶𝘀 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗱𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘀, 𝗱𝘂𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗮𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝘁 𝗮 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘄 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝘀𝗲𝗹𝘃𝗲𝘀.


chiurai 3 weeks ago

Aaah sorry. May his soull rot in hell


VYBZ KARTEL 3 weeks ago

any eye for an eye


VYBZ KARTEL 3 weeks ago

Inga ukutaura wega kuti varungu (Europeans) hatina kuzviitira munh7 mutema aneghanda rakafanana nerangu

Aiwa ka 3 weeks ago

one thing that's actually funny is that almost all of you muri mumaComments ano are supporting xenophobia. Xenophobia haina basa in which form, Sothos killed a South African Dudula National. Zvikuitwa ne SA hazvizi rizvo zvamaita here munomu paLand Reform, hazvizi rizvo. Manga musingafambe muchipisa dzimba nemota dzevarungu here imi? MaZimbabweans ari kuSA vanongoita nharo, uchaurayirwa nyika isiyako. Nharo dzacho unonyatso shaya ndedzei? Dzokai kumba then we vote against ZANU PF we create jobs as Zimbabweans, we build our country.Zvekuda kuita build a legacy in other people's countries
azviite.They will get tired in time. Plus it's not all foreigners ari kudzingwa mind you hanzi 🇮 🇱 🇱 🇪 🇬 🇦 🇱 handifunge manzwa vachinzi vanofamba door to door vachiuraya munhu wese ka? Sezva Elvis Nyathi hanti vakati "passport, I.D" iye anga asina. That's the problem, SA is too soft. Some countries have 15+ year jail terms for illegal foreigners, havatobvumidzwe asi imi you want to Blame SA kwanai. Hanzi heeee a war, a war, war yekuita nharo munyika mevanhu. Makuda kuita zvaita Smith paya achiramba nenyika yedu ka ndizvo ka izvi? Vanhu fungai

zimboy 3 weeks ago

dhlamini avaaa ndevekushayaa


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 weeks ago

This dudula thing will end in tears for South Africans, touch lets go...🤝🏽


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Mzamba 3 weeks ago

SouthAfrica1-1Zim
shots on target 1-6


gandangaguru 3 weeks ago

problem mazimbo haadi kudzoka kuzovhota


gandangaguru 3 weeks ago

something is brewing I can smell it


3 weeks ago


ndini 3 weeks ago

police statement says sotho nationals opened fire team dhudula says Zimbabwean nationals how did they verify nationalities


kodo 3 weeks ago

This is the beginning of War,, frm nw onwards yu wll hear Dudu boys shooting and foreigners retaliating. Rise up foreigners ,dont be treated like animals⚔️⚔️⚔️


eskom 3 weeks ago

the Dudula founder must be gunned


Cash-Talker 3 weeks ago

This serves as a warning to other Dudula Operation members that they are not above the law. How can one person escort people? If police officers can't operate as a single unit, who did this member think he is, shem shuwa bakithi,,,,


jigga 3 weeks ago

aka murmur


Ch****sungata 3 weeks ago

Things have gotten very low in South Africa where a big company like ESKOM seek security from vigilantes instead of seeking security from Police. Vigilantes must be destroyed once and for all or else ANC government shall not be able to controll the situation.

NGIAVHOTA FOR REAL CHANGE.


putin 3 weeks ago

Lets we not forget Russia and Urkrain


Gogodera 3 weeks ago

Zvombo zvehondo zviriko here?

nc 3 weeks ago

Dlamini must go down chopperz


Tinmike 3 weeks ago

we said it already this dudula thing will be the downfall of SA If they don't dismantle it with the urgency it deserves



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