DURBAN On 28 November 2019, a team of dedicated and committed detectives made a breakthrough when they arrested two most wanted men aged 34 and 38, for a string of murder and attempted murder cases which were committed at the KwaMashu hostel and surrounding areas. Following intensive investigations, the siblings were arrested in the Gauteng province where they were hiding out.
The first suspect (34) was arrested for illegal possession of ammunition and was nabbed during the court appearance in Cleveland. The second suspect was arrested at his hideout in Denver Hostel. Both suspects will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court on 2 December 2019. Police investigations revealed that the siblings are linked to a triple murder Inanda which took place at Ngoqokazi in February this year.
The pair were sought on a case that took place on 20 August 2018 at 06:00, where KwaMashu police attended to a murder and attempted murder at the intersection of Ntombela and Musa Roads. Taxi driver Sphelele Magwaza (26) and his friend were attacked and shot during that incident. Police found the body of Magwaza in the taxi with multiple gunshot wounds to the body and his friend was injured and was taken to hospital for medical attention.
The Provincial Commissioner for KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the detectives for bringing the men in so that they may answer for their crimes. We are focussing on repeat offenders and during our Festive Season operations we are going to ensure that wanted suspects are not allowed to roam freely. We are appealing to citizens to report those that they know are wanted so that they may be removed from society and kept behind bars where they belong, he said.
Source: South African Police Service