Thursday, 7 September 2006

Family devastated by murder

September 07 2006 at 08:04AM

By Se-Anne Rall

The family of the man shot dead on the N2 near Spaghetti Junction on Wednesday told of their devastation at the news of his murder.

Fred Daniels, of Newlands East, a contract worker employed by the eThekwini Municipality's Water Department, was shot when he stopped on the freeway at about 9am.

Daniels was returning home from work when he pulled off the northbound carriageway to take a call from his superviser. He was approached by an armed gang who shot him and took his wallet, cellphone and gun.

Police Captain Myentheran Lazarus said Daniels had been shot in the right side.

"He was travelling with a worker who was unharmed. The worker is in shock and is receiving counselling," he said.

Daniels's daughter, Claudette, said the family was devastated by the circumstances of her father's death. "If it had been an accident or a heart attack, maybe it would be understandable," she said.

She said her father, who would have turned 58 in October, was the family's sole breadwinner. Her mother, Rosaly, was too distraught to speak to the media.

This article was originally published on page 3 of The Mercury on September 07, 2006


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