KZN social worker shot multiple times, gunman commits suicide

Gunman allegedly shot a KwaZulu-Natal social employee and subsequently killed himself.

Hlengiwe Makhathini was shot a number of instances on Friday by a gunman who she was allegedly acquainted with.

After the incident, the gunman killed himself.

In line with the provincial social improvement division in a press release on Saturday, 37-year-old Makhathini was attacked whereas she was together with her boyfriend within the Mandlanzini space, close to Empangeni.

“The attacker gained entry into her room, which was unlocked on the time.

“The attacker allegedly accused Ms Makhathini of dishonest on him earlier than pulling out a firearm and fired a number of photographs on the deceased.”

The assertion indicated that her boyfriend managed to flee by a toilet window when the incident was ongoing.

“On his return, he discovered Ms Makhathini in a pool of blood with a number of gunshot wounds.”

“She was declared lifeless on the scene by medical and rescue groups.”

“The attacker later turned the gun on himself and was discovered lifeless in his home at Esikhaleni J1 Part,” it learn.

The provincial social improvement division has deployed a crew of senior social employees to supply assist to Makhathini’s household.

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