Notorious Boko Haram leader found dead in Pretoria

Johannesburg- The Gauteng police have confirmed that the lifeless body of a man found on the N4 highway, Pretoria is the notorious leader of Boko Haram from Mamelodi.

The ‘Boko Haram kingpin’ died on Tuesday afternoon in a shooting incident in the township’s ongoing gang wars.

The Boschkop police received a tip-off call after a shooting incident on the N4 Highway near the Diamond Hill Toll Plaza.

According to an issued media statement from police, it is alleged that the Boko Haram gang member was shot dead, while his girlfriend was injured at the peak of the incident between gang scrimmage.

“Upon arrival on the scene, the police were told by a witness that a black VW Polo was shot at by the occupants of a silver-grey Mercedes-Benz.

“The driver of the Polo lost control of the vehicle, which came to a stop not far from the road.

“The driver of the Polo was declared dead on the scene, while the passenger was rushed to hospital with gunshot wounds,” the statement read.

Boko Haram leader Given ‘Nkunzi’ Mnguni gunned down. Picture: Supplied.

The ongoing gang rival has claimed at least 10 lives thus far, and Given Mnguni became the latest victim to this bloodshed.

Mnguni, famously known as Nkunzi in Mamelodi, will be remembered as a ruthless gang member who will gun down anyone who steps on his foot, without being detained.

According to Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant-General Elias Mawela, Nkunzi was the number one wanted suspect in their investigations into Boko Haram activities that were taking place in the eastern township of Pretoria.

“There have been reports of gang-related murders in Mamelodi since the deployment of the task team as well as Visible [Police Unit] members, and Mnguni was believed to be spearheading these illegal activities,” addressed Mawela.

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