Mbombela tenderprenuer Mabuya Manana dies in hail of bullets

The young businessman was engaged in a road rage incident, those who saw it happen said.


Mbombela tenderpreneur Mabuya Manana has died in a hail of bullets.

He was killed in eMalahleni Down Town on Friday afternoon (8 March) driving his Audi TT.

Those who saw it happen at around 2 in the afternoon in the CBD corner of Arras and Beaty Avenue said it was a road rage incident.

They say they saw the driver of a white Toyota tazz and white Audi TT getting out of their cars and engaging in a fist fight.

A hawker in Down Town eMalahleni who spoke to 013NEWS said it was “over the use of the road”.

“The two started fighting with fists and thereafter one of the drivers went to his vehicle and the other one did the same. When they both got out they were carrying guns and they began shooting at each other,” the hawker told the 013NEWS reporter.

Manana was rushed to hospital but later was declared dead.

The ferocity of the gun battle that took the the 36 year-old Mpumalanga businessman’s life was visible with the more than 14 bullet shells police found on the scene of the shooting.

The scene of the shooting that ended the life of young businessman Mabuya Manana on the corner of Arras and Beaty Avenue in downtown eMalahleni

eMalahleni police spokesman Captain Eddie Hall said the driver of the Tazz handed himself over to eMalahleni cops shortly after the incident.

“Both firearms were seized and the driver arrested. Preliminary reports indicated that both firearms were licensed,” Hall said.

Manana was a successful entrepreneur from Mbombela and his company, Metro Collect, scored lucrative tenders in various Mpumalanga municipalities, providing revenue collecting services.

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