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 Given Nkunzi Mguni 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 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.