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DEATH OF LINDA NGWENYA (article first published : 2007-10-1)

KZN actor Linda Ngwenya, son of the former IFP mayor Councillor Ngwenya, was shot recently over a piece of meat.

While enjoying time with friends in a shebeen in KwaMashu, Linda ordered some meat to braai over an open fire. On arrival he found the meat to be rotten so he sent it back, asking for a different piece of meat, at which point someone - apparently a friend of the shebeen owner - took out a pistol and shot him dead.

An arrest was made but the alleged suspect was later let out of custody by the Kwa Mashu police. The family and other interested parties are trying to have the suspect re-arrested and kept in a different precinct to face trial.

A former member of the Playhouse Kwasa theatre company, Linda was in Taxi Jam. He worked in and out of the performing arts industry since graduating in the Kwasa programme but eventually ended up working mainly in the corporate theatre sector, first with Group Africa and then later with INGWE doing MC work, training programmes and product-related shows. He was deeply loved and recognised throughout Kwa Mashu, and the rural areas of KZN. Some believe the killing to be also motivated by jealousy and politics.




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