Attempted murder charges have been opened against the police after local musician Khuli Chana was shot and wounded during the early hours of this morning.
The musician was shot by officers in an unmarked vehicle just after the New Road offramp in Midrand.The 31–year–old rapper, whose real name is Khulane Morule, stopped at the Caltex garage on New Road in Midrand for coffee before a performance.
As he was leaving, he tried to pass an unmarked minivan and was unexpectedly shot at.The police’s Neville Malila says the officers tried to stop Chana, but he didn’t pull over.
“Members that were on the offramp jumped into the road and flagged the vehicle down. The vehicle didn’t stop and that is when two warning shots were fired at his vehicle.”
Chana’s manager Refiloe Ramogase says Chana is lucky the bullets ended up in the vehicle’s seat. “He’s just very lucky that the bullets ended up in the vehicle’s seat. One bullet is lodged in his finger and there’s some shrapnel in his back.” Ramogase says it appears that the police officers mistook him for a criminal.
“Apparently there was some kidnapping which happened and a car which roughly matched Khuli’s car was involved.” Chana is recovering at home.