Shooting outside Barberton courtBarberton Court shooting-Image Source@X

An unfortunate altercation unfolded outside the Barberton magistrate’s court, where six suspects are currently standing trial for the murder of a former Mpumalanga ANC councillor Mandla Mamba. The incident resulted in a tragic fatality.

On Tuesday, a violent confrontation erupted among individuals outside the court premises, leading to
a fatal gunshot. The disturbing incident also left three individuals injured due to physical assaults.The identity of the deceased is still unknown at this point. In response to this unfortunate event, the police
have initiated a murder case, accompanied by three additional charges of attempted murder.

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Mandla Mamba’s death and political controversies

Former ANC Councillor Mandla Mamba
Mandla Mamba-Image Source@X

Mamba, a victim of the shooting, lost his life in Barberton in July of the preceding year. The former councillor was gunned down in the early hours of a Sunday morning in Barberton.

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The shooting happened after the government in Mpumalanga had a crime summit for two days as people were looking for solutions to the rising criminal activities.

Mamba was a very controversial political figure from Barberton who sometimes went against the law. He was once arrested for malicious damage to property in 2016. Mandla and other community residents staged a protest against a local mine hiring outside workers before local residents.

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Police Investigation and Call for Information

The law enforcement authorities are actively seeking any information that could contribute to the ongoing
investigation or aid in identifying and apprehending the suspects involved in the court shooting.

Individuals with relevant details are urged to contact the Crime Stop number at 08600-10111 or provide information through the MySAPS app. All information received will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.

By patiee

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