/Doctor accused of culpable homicide shot dead in Johannesburg

Doctor accused of culpable homicide shot dead in Johannesburg

The scene of the incident.

The scene of the incident.

  • Anaesthetist Dr
    Abdulhay Munshi was reportedly shot dead in Johannesburg on
    Wednesday. 
  • Munshi and
    paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale are accused of culpable homicide for the
    death of 10-year-old Zayyan Sayed shortly after an operation last year.
  • The
    police were investigating a case of murder after a 57-year-old man was shot and
    killed in Norwood.

Anaesthetist Dr
Abdulhay Munshi, the co-accused in a case of culpable homicide along with
paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, was reportedly shot dead in
Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson
Brigadier Mathapelo Peters confirmed a case of murder was being investigated
following the shooting of a 57-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon by unknown
suspects in the Norwood policing precinct.

“The case will
be investigated by a multidisciplinary team on the immediate activation of the
72 hours Response Plan to detect the perpetrators.”

Peters would not
disclose nor confirm the identity of the victim, but News24 reliably
understands from two sources that it was Munshi.

News24 was on the scene
hours after he was shot and spoke to witnesses who said they heard four
gunshots before the suspects fled.

One witness, who did
not want to be identified, said a car had bumped into Munshi’s vehicle and when
he got out, he was shot in the head and chest.

Speaking to News24, a
security guard, who wished to remain anonymous, said nothing was taken from
Munshi’s car as his cellphone, tablet and valuables were still inside it.

Forensic officials
were seen processing the scene and dusting for fingerprints, with the body
nearby.

In a video taken by a
witness shortly after the incident, which News24 has seen, a distraught witness
said she saw the suspects in a blue BMW without number plates.

Munshi and Beale were
taken to court last year after the death of Mohammad Sayed’s 10-year-old son
after an operation with Beale.

Zayyaan Sayed died in
October 2019 at Netcare’s Park Lane Clinic hours after going under the knife.

The court case was at
an early stage and had been postponed to 16 November, according to the Daily
Dispatch.

Condolences
poured in for Munshi on social media on Wednesday evening.

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