RESIDENTS of KwaMashu Hostel, north of Durban, woke up to the sound of multiple gunshots.

They are now terrified this could lead to more deaths.

This fear was triggered by the death of a man (35), who was shot many times on Wednesday night.

A resident told Daily Sun she was about switch off the lights and go to sleep when she heard the shots.

“I went to see who he was, but I didn’t recognise him,” she said.

Another resident said: “Nobody knows him.”

The resident said the area is known for violent killings.

Police have identified the dead man as Menzi Khumalo. No more details about him have been established.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Thembeka Mbele said on Wednesday night, police received a complaint of a murder at KwaMashu Men’s Hostel.

“They found the body of a 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the back.

“A case of murder was opened at KwaMashu Police Station,” said Mbele.