Gunmen shot and wounded a key witness from the 1990 trial of Winnie Mandela's former chief bodyguard, as prosecution began its summing up in Mrs Mandela's allegedly related kidnapping and assault case.

Andrew Ikaneng, whose testimony helped convict Jerry Richardson of murder, was shot Monday at his Soweto home, said police spokesman Col. Jac de Vries.He was taken to a hospital, but his condition was not known. No suspects were arrested.