Watch member killed in Dunoon

Bongani Ntsendwana was a Dunoon Neighbourhood Watch member who was shot and killed last week.

A neighbourhood watch man was shot and killed in an alleged robbery in Dunoon, last Friday.

According to the chairwoman of the Dunoon Neighbourhood Watch, Cynthia Ludziya, fellow watch member, Bongani Ntsendwana, was working as a security guard at a hardware store in Dunoon when the incident happened.

“We are saddened by the news of our fellow watch member. He was a man who hated crime and would always go out of his way to help people from our community. He was passionate and dedicated to help rid Dunoon of crime,” said Ms Ludziya.

Captain Nopaya Mayibi, of Milnerton police, said that a case of murder was registered at the police station after a man was shot dead in Dunoon. She said the circumstances surrounding his death were still under investigation.

On Sunday evening, the Richwood Neighbourhood Watch posted on its Facebook page about the incident, calling Mr Ntsendwana a “loyal and devoted” member of the Dunoon watch.

The Richwood watch’s chairman, Glen Marais, told Tabletalk they had a close relationship with the Dunoon watch

“We would have team-building exercises and do braais in the open field near the N7 and Richmond Park. We would love to hold an event or a vigil for our fallen colleague, but with lockdown restrictions, we are not allowed to do so. We send our thoughts and prayers to his family and the Dunoon watch members,” said Mr Marais.

Ms Ludziya said that Mr Ntsendwana’s family did not wish to speak to the media at this time.

“They are getting things ready for the funeral now, and that is their main focus at the moment,” she said.