A Pietermaritzburg homeowner has been charged with the murder of a suspected intruder.
The 62-year-old man made his first appearance in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
KZN police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said Mountain Rise SAPS officers responded to a report of a shooting in Stork Road on October 7 at 9.30am.
“Upon arrival at the scene, they noticed a 31-year-old man with two gunshot wounds on the arm and lower abdomen.
“He was stuck on the fence, still breathing, and an ambulance was called.
“They certified him dead at the scene. Police were informed that the deceased was an intruder and was shot by the owner of the house.”