Man Turns Himself In To Police For Shooting And Killing Gospel Musician
A tragic incident occurred in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday evening when Delana Cader Rawlins, a 41-year-old gospel singer, was fatally shot. The alleged shooter, a 45-year-old man known to Cader Rawlins, turned himself in to the police on Sunday and was accompanied by his legal team.
Details of the Shooting
According to private security company Mi7, Cader Rawlins was shot at least ten times while in her vehicle shortly before Mother’s Day began. The incident occurred after a dispute at a family gathering. Mi7’s control room received a message reporting gunshots fired from the vicinity of Wally Hayward Drive at around 11:47 pm. Mi7 reaction officers arrived at the scene and found Cader Rawlins shot in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle. The police and medical services were alerted, but Cader Rawlins was declared dead at the scene.
Investigations on the man responsible for shooting the gospel musician
The suspect will appear before the Pietermaritzburg magistrate’s court on Tuesday, according to KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Col Robert Netshiunda.
Tributes and Legacy
Cader Rawlins was a beloved figure in the Pietermaritzburg community, and her untimely death has shocked and saddened many. She was a gospel singer whose music was frequently played on television and radio stations.
In addition to her music career, Cader Rawlins was involved in charity initiatives in the city and was the CEO of an NPO she started with her mother in 2017 called WeServ Christian Lyric Theatre. The organization provided a platform for aspiring artists to showcase their talents. She also spearheaded Pietermaritzburg’s first Daddy Daughter Dance event, aimed at strengthening relationships between fathers and their daughters.
Cader Rawlins leaves behind three children aged four, 12, and 15. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and her passion for music and helping others.