GUNMEN OPENS FIRE AT ZIM GIG IN JOZI, ONE DEAD | One reveller was shot dead on Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire at the Gift Amuli and Allan Ndoda’s joint album launch at Hillbrow theatre in Johannesburg.
EWN Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said they had arrested a 33-year-old man who shot at revellers at the show. The deceased has subsequently been identified as 26-year-old Allan Percy Ndlovu, a Zimbabwean national.
Reports are that at around 2:15AM on Sunday, a suspected Zimbabwean male fan appeared on stage stating that he could not find his mobile phone and was in need of it in order for the show to progress. Seeing that the crowd was ignoring him, he fired random shots at them, killing one male fan and injuring eight others.
“The suspect jumped onto the stage while a band was performing. He then grabbed a microphone and claimed that he would stop the band from performing if he didn’t get his stolen cellphone.
“When the audience tried to intervene, he fired shots randomly, injuring eight people,” said Gauteng police spokesperson Colonel Lungelo Dlamini in a statement.
Gauteng police suspect that the injured are all Zimbabwean nationals.