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Passenger shot in head at roadblock

Postby Leitmotif » Wed, 2006-10-25 12:56

Passenger shot in head at roadblock

October 25 2006 at 12:06PM

By Rivonia Naidu

A woman passenger is in a critical condition in hospital after a South Coast traffic officer at a vehicle check point in Hibberdene allegedly shot her in the head.

Magotso Tsulele, 28, was one of eight passengers being transported in a Toyota Venture on Monday when the incident occurred.

The traffic officer faces a charge of attempted murder.

The driver of the Toyota allegedly failed to stop after being signalled to do so by the traffic officers manning the check point on the R102 Old Main Road.

Police spokesperson Captain Vincent Pandarum said when the driver of the Toyota did not stop, one of the traffic officers fired a shot at the vehicle.

The bullet hit the woman.

"Tsulele was admitted to the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital and remains in a serious condition. She has not regained consciousness.

"None of the other passengers was injured as a result of the shooting," he said.

He said the woman was identified by witnesses.

A relative of the woman said they were deeply saddened by the shooting and were hoping for Tsulele to recover soon.

The traffic officer is expected to appear in court soon.

o This article was originally published on page 1 of Daily News on October 25, 2006

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