Sergeant N J Magwaza from President Zuma’s protection unit, has been shot dead. He was fatally shot in eNtumeni, Eshowe, at about 1.30am on Monday, October 26.
Police spokesman, Thulani Zwane, said Magwaza was apparently stationed at Zuma’s Nkandla home, but was not at work at the time.
Zwane said the president’s bodyguard was killed at his house in eNtumeni area Eshowe.
“He was attacked by an unknown male and shot,” Zwane stressed.
According to IOL News, the assailant had tried to torch the rondavel in which Magwaza had been sleeping, but the fire had been extinguished. The attacker reportedly fled with Magwaza’s firearm.
Eshowe police are investigating the murder but no arrest has been made. The Richards Bay organised crime intelligence unit are also trying to unravel the mystery around the killing.
It would be recalled that one of Premier Senzo Mchunu’s bodyguards-Xolani Nkosi was also killed in July within the eNtumeni municipality.