Bloody attack follows social braai in eSikhaleni

WHAT was meant to be a pleasant evening braai with friends turned into a murder scene when a 39-year-old man was killed at his house in eSikhaleni last Friday.

Khumbulani Tenza (39), an employee at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) was gunned down at his home in the H2 section at 21:55pm.

According to reports, he was opening his gate to when the unknown men opened fire.

He sustained several bullet wounds and was rushed to Thokozani Clinic but died on the way.

A witness reported that after the braai festivities, an unidentified man was seen standing outside the residence.

Other residents said later they believe the perpetrator had been following Tenza for some time.

A week after the brutal murder, a huge police manhunt is underway to bring the perpetrators to book.

According to eSikhawini SAPS spokesperson Capt Thembinkosi Mkhumane, a case of murder has been opened and police are searching for attackers.

Tenza was a Safety Officer at RBCT and according to his colleagues he was a loving and hardworking employee who was dedicated to his work.

In a condolence statement sent by RBCT communications manager Melinda Forbay, the company confirmed Tenza’s passing and that he was one of their employees.

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