He has since been hospitalised and is being kept in intensive care. The source said the suspects have been identified by way of CCTV.
Rudland is the co-owner of Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation and member of Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA).
Announcing the tragedy, Norton member of Parliament Temba Mliswa (INDEPENDENT) said: “Have just heard that Simon Rudland was nearly assassinated by some gunman in South Africa. Grateful that he is now out of danger. Wish him speedy recovery, a good friend and brother.”
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