Gauteng: Johannesburg anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi (56) who was facing charges of culpable homicide in case of 10-year-old Zayyaan Sayed, was shot dead on Wednesday. According to news reports, a vehicle had rammed into the back of Munshi’s vehicle while he was driving in the Johannesburg suburb of Orange Grove around 3.50 pm. According to eyewitnesses, Munshi was shot after he got out to inspect the damage to his vehicle.
The 56-year-old Munshi and paediatric surgeon Prof Peter Beale, 73 were facing charges of culpable homicide relating to the death of their 10-year-old patient Zayyaan Sayed. Sayed died at Netcare’s Park Lane Clinic in October last year after a routine laparoscopic operation to stop reflux. It is believed that these charges were about to be dropped based on post-mortem evidence.
Eyewitness accounts of Munshi’s murder
Speaking to TimesLIVE, witness Dayton Ramiah said he had just arrived home and was offloading his van with his father when he heard a loud bang. “I assumed it was a backfire. I looked back and saw a black BWM stopped outside our gate.
Running to the gate with his father, an ex- policeman, Ramiah said he saw a dark grey C-Class Mercedes-Benz race off.
“As I looked I heard four gunshots. They were so quick.”
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Source inputs: News24 | TimesLIVE