A 54-year-old man was shot dead on Wednesday night by unknown suspects in his doorstep at Nobuhle Hostel, 6th Avenue in Alexandra, Gauteng.

The deceased, Dlangamandla Xaba, was a taxi owner and a hostel headman.

His elder brother, Mpisi Xaba, says it is hard for him to accept the tragic death of his sibling.

Xaba adds that Dlangamandla will be laid to rest in his hometown of Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

However, they are yet to finalise the date of the burial.

Alexandra Police spokesperson, Sergeant Simphiwe Mbatha, says a murder case has been opened.

In 2018, Xaba made headlines in Alexandra for his bid to unify locals and hostel dwellers through music.