Mduduzi Nkosi was shot at three times by police officers in Orlando East, Soweto, in an alleged case of mistaken identity earlier this year.
Since the traumatic ordeal in March, Nkosi says he regularly sees one of his alleged attackers in the community and lives in fear.
He says his life has drastically changed, with serious implications to his job, family, social life and health.
'It's scary. I don't trust the police anymore. I fear for my life, and don't know if they'll come finish me off. I live with the fear that someday I might not make it back home.— Mduduzi Nkosi, victim allegedly attacked by Soweto police
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Nkosi was ambushed and shot at in his forearm and in his right thigh by plain-clothed police officers in an unmarked vehicle.
Thereafter, he was placed in the intensive care unit at Lesedi Private Hospital in Diepkloof where suspicious and unidentified persons, claiming to be Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) officials, attempted to pay him a private visit.
@RediTlhabi Mdudzis story is still shocking & scary, this could happen to us all Police are a law onto themselves. Shoot ask questions later— King Sbu (@SbuIsKing) November 13, 2015
@RediTlhabi those nurses who refused to let the unidentified cops have access to Mduduzi are very brave. Hats off to them!— Maggs Naidu (@maggsnaidu) November 13, 2015
@RediTlhabi Traumatising story. Worse that we can't be safe from police in this country.— Afrikan Optimist (@sszonke) November 13, 2015
@RediTlhabi Wait.so Mduduzi was shot even AFTER identifying himself 2 JMPDs?Shameful! the police involvd shud face the full wrath of the law— Tiisetso Nkalai (@TiisetsoNkalai) November 13, 2015