Nhlanhla Lux cries as Zimbabweans shoot and kill his friend and Operation Dudula member in Soweto

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A man was shot and killed and a woman injured during an altercation between Operation Dudula members and residents of an informal settlement in Kliptown, Soweto. Operation Dudula is a vigilante group which is doing its best to drive African foreigners who came to live and work in South Africa out of this country by all means possible.

“It is alleged that at about 4.30pm a group of people, allegedly residents of Pimville with Operation Dudula members, marched to Chicken Farm informal settlement in Kliptown. Pimville residents are complaining about theft of electricity cables. [Nhlanhla Lux] Dlamini did not sustain any injuries,” police spokesperson Brig Brenda Muridili said.

There was an altercation, shots were fired and one person was certified dead on the scene while a second person was wounded. “She was shot in the leg.”


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There were reports of four more people taken to hospital with injuries.

“We are tracing these injured people. The victims are reported to be South Africans,” she said.

The leader of South Africa’s anti-immigration group, Operation Dudula, claims that they were attacked on Monday afternoon by foreigners in Soweto’s Kliptown informal settlements while looking for people linked with the stealing of power cables.

In a tweet, Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini, said, “We just got shot at with AK47s and R5s in Soweto! Zimbabweans and Sotho Nationals opened fire in a SA community crowd that was attending to cable theft. My guys got hit! My guys got hit! My guys got hit! Commanders MORNING!”

In another tweet, with a photograph of one of his colleagues showing a gunshot wound, Dlamini said, “We were ambushed by illegal foreigners with rifles! 1 of our guys died on the spot; we waiting for hospitals to update us on the 5+ SA women who got shot from the back. QUESTION for illegal foreigners & SA politicians; are u sure about this route you are taking?”

Reacting to Dlamini’s tweet, Zimbabwean, Takunda, said, “You need to stop illegal operations and exposing South African citizens to this sort of danger. Residents, documented or undocumented have a right to protect themselves from dangers coming from your operation. Stop it before this gets out of control.”