Dube Tradeport was the scene of an alleged suicide on Monday afternoon when a man shot himself with a co-worker’s firearm at his place of employment.
A man in his forties died after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head at a business premises at the Dube Tradeport in the vicinity of King Shaka International Airport on Monday afternoon.
It is alleged that the man removed a CZ75 pistol from his work colleague’s vehicle after he had taken the vehicle keys from his office.
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The man then entered the training centre where he allegedly shot himself in the head.
Security forces and paramedics were called out to a warehouse in a business complex at the Tradeport and attempted to stabilise the critically injured man.
He was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to the injuries. The motive for the shooting is not known at this stage.
When approached for comment, marketing manager at Dube Tradepot, Vincent Zwane, said, “Dube TradePort Corporation can confirm that an employee of one of its tenants sadly passed away on Monday. Police are investigating a case of suspected suicide. Dube TradePort Corporation extends condolences to the family of the deceased.”
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KZN provincial spokeswoman, Cpt Nqobile Gwala, said, “The incident had been reported and is being attended to by the SAPS King Shaka International Airport. A 34-year-old male was arrested for failing to safeguard the firearm.”
At the time of going to print, SAPS at the airport could not be reached for comment.
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