Unknown people opened fire, killing a 55-year-old man and wounding two people at the function on Saturday, said department spokesman Kwanele Ncalane.
“Apparently, some people had arrived at the homestead and claimed that they had not yet been provided with food.”
Immediately after this, gunshots were heard. MEC Willies Mchunu condemned the killing.
“We are disturbed at this killing in eMankwanyaneni as the area is now becoming notorious for killings and violence,” he said.
“This has a potential to destabilise the area and could plunge the area into unending faction fighting.”
Mchunu said the community owed it to themselves to ensure the area remained peaceful and free of senseless killings.
“Violence begets violence, chases away development and plunges the community into endless poverty,” he said.