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2020/10/05      |  Written By:  Brigadier J Naicker   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 3 October 2020 – Yesterday detectives from the Provincial Organised Crime Unit arrested three men and seized a 9mm pistol at KwaNdengezi following the execution style murders of four young men last week.

On Saturday, 26 September 2020, police at KwaNdengezi received a report of four men who were killed at Zwelibomvu Reserve near Olwambeni Primary School sport grounds. The four men aged between 17 and 24, were all shot in the upper body. Information from the community indicated that the men were accused of stock theft, which may have contributed to their death. A murder docket was registered at the KwaNdengezi police station and assigned to the Provincial Organised Crime Unit for investigation.

Following a rigorous investigation, detectives swooped on the three suspects, aged between 46 and 49, who were arrested at their homes at KwaNdengezi yesterday. A 9mm pistol was also seized as part of the investigation. All three men are expected to appear at the KwaNdengezi Magistrates’ Court on Monday for murder. Detectives have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests.

The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya welcomed the breakthrough. “These arrests are very positive and we will unleash the full might of the law on these callous murderers,” he said.