“It is alleged that as they [police] were trying to stop the vehicle, it drove away at a high speed, several shots were fired and the driver lost control… it was established that the driver had sustained gunshot wounds,” said Dlamini.
The incident took place at the Caltex garage along the N1 highway in Midrand.
A case of kidnapping was reported in Bedfordview and the kidnappers demanded a ransom from the victim’s family, Dlamini said.
“The family of the victim was instructed to drop the ransom money at the Caltex garage.”
Bedfordview police arrived at the garage and saw Chana’s vehicle, mistaking him for the kidnapper.
An internal investigation regarding the incident was being conducted, Dlamini said.
Chana, whose real name is Khulane Morule, was discharged from hospital but left shaken by the incident, his publicist Sheila Afari said.
“He is shaken by the shooting as it came out of nowhere and there was no warning from the police whatsoever. He is recovering at home.”
“We condemn in the strongest terms any and every indiscriminate attack of
violence on our civilian population by those entrusted to uphold the
constitution and law and order. We have consistently shouted this point of
VIOLENCE begets VIOLENCE,” says Gavin Koppel, SHOUT SA chairman.
“Violence and force is all too often the first option applied and this has to change. Whilst we fully acknowledge the difficulties faced in executing their duties, our Police must be given access to the best training programs strategies & methods in the world. The enormous stress on our officers is not being dealt with by our leadership hence the high rate of suicides in the ranks of the SAPS. This shoot to kill concept is dangerously misrepresented and indeed misinterpreted by many on the ground.”
In the meantime, fans and fellow musicians are praying for speedy recovery for Chana.