Zimbabwean Couple Gunned Down in South Africa Identified

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Two Zimbabweans are battling for their lives at a South African hospital after they were shot in Alexandra, Johannesburg, the same area where Emmanuel Sithole of Mozambique lost his life at the hands of marauding xenophobic hoodlums. Zimbabwe’s Consul-General to South Africa Mr Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro confirmed the incident yesterday.

He identified the victims as Ms Proud Ncube (22) and Mr Innocent Sibanda (33).

The two were shot in their necks, while Ncube was also shot in the leg.

The shooting and the killing of a Mozambican national in the same area has forced South Africa to deploy soldiers to volatile areas in Johannesburg and KwaZulu-Natal.

This comes as the body of one of the xenophobic victims killed in South Africa last week, arrived in Zimbabwe yesterday with burial set for today.

Mrs Naume Garusa (41) was decapitated and her body cut into pieces in South Africa last week.

The body parts were found near Killarney in Johannesburg.