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Priest shot dead at mission house

A 41-year-old priest died after he was shot in the head at a mission house next to an Anglican church in Hambanathi near Tongaat this week, police have confirmed.

A case of murder was opened at Tongaat police station for investigation, police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

“It is alleged that on 6 July at 20:20, a 41-year-old priest was at a mission house in Tongaat when he was fatally shot in the head by [an] unknown suspect,” Mbhele said.

According to paramedics, when they arrived at around 20:45, they found the priest in a critical condition.

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