KZN brothers nabbed for a string of hostel killings

Two siblings have been arrested for a string of murder and attempted murder cases in KwaMashu, Durban
Two siblings have been arrested for a string of murder and attempted murder cases in KwaMashu, Durban
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Police nabbed two Durban brothers - wanted for a string of killings, including a triple murder case - at their hideout in Gauteng on Thursday.

The siblings, aged 34 and 38, who are also suspects in attempted murder cases in and around the KwaMashu hostel, are expected to appear in the Ntuzuma magistrate's court on Tuesday.

“Police investigations revealed that the siblings are linked to a triple murder in Inanda which took place at Ngoqokazi in February this year,” said police spokesperson Brig Jay Naicker.

“The pair were sought on a case that took place on August 20 2018, where KwaMashu police attended to a murder and attempted murder at the intersection of Ntombela and Musa Roads.

“Taxi driver Sphelele Magwaza 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,” said Naicker.

KwaZulu-Natal provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Khombinkosi Jula commended the team.

“We are focusing 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.


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