The event happened yesterday, Sunday, March 26, 2023, at about 23:10 p.m. on Airport Road close to White River.
His driver was shot during this incident and suffered some injuries to his leg, but he lived to tell the tale.
When they reported the incident to White River police, an investigation into a murder case with an additional charge of attempted murder was started.
Mnisi and his driver were traveling in a Toyota Avanza when they experienced a flat tire and were ambushed by gunmen while waiting for assistance, just after 11 o’clock at night, according to police spokeswoman Brig Selvy Mohlala.
“It is alleged that a group of about five heavily armed men wearing balaclavas and gloves came in a BMW X5. They then alighted from the vehicle with high-calibre rifles and went straight to the passenger side where the chief was sitting,” Mohlala said.
Mohlala said the chief sustained multiple gunshot wounds and succumbed to his injuries.
Controversial Mpumalanga Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Mandla Msibi (left) has lamented the assassination of crime boss Chief Clyde Mnisi (right) saying his death “left a significant void in the institution of traditional leadership in our province”
No one has been detained, and the police are pleading for anyone with information that could help catch the offenders to contact Crime Stop at 08600 10111.