Maskandi artist, Khalasi shot to death in Durban


Maskandi artist Khalasi Gumede died on Sunday night, 10th of October after he finished from an event.

According to Daily Sun, his brother, Njabulo Gumede, said he was gunned down while coming from a maskandi event in KwaMashu, north of Durban.

“Khalasi was walking behind us with his dancers. We suddenly heard gunshots and we all ran in different directions. When I got home, I waited for him but he never came. I went back to look for him,” said Njabulo.

“I found him lying in a pool of blood. I managed to get a car to rush him to hospital, but he didn’t make it. He died on his way to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital,” he added.

Njabulo said his brother has no enemies and he doesn’t know what caused the gun shot, however, he hopes justice prevails.

Khalasi left behind his pregnant girlfriend, who is devastated following the passing of her lover,

KZN police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbhele confirmed the passing and the event that led it it.

She said: “A case of murder was opened at KwaMashu Police Station for investigation. It’s alleged that a 24-year-old man was at KwaMashu Men’s Hostel when he was shot multiple times by unknown people. He sustained gunshots wounds on his back and the left armpit, and was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police investigation led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man who was charged for murder. He was set to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court on Monday.”