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2020/10/29      |  Written By:  SAC S ARUMUGAM   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

On 15 April 2020 the Complainant alleged that he attended a complaint of a Murder which occurred at 1254 KwaMathukuza, Newcastle.  The victim (19) years was stabbed eleven (11) times on her body and neck.  

A case of murder was opened for investigation at SAPS Newcastle and the docket was assigned to Investigating Officer Detective Sergeant NPP Alexander. 

The suspect fled the scene after stabbing the victim and he later handed himself to the police.  He was arrested that charged. The victim was stabbed by her boyfriend Philani Kubheka.  Sgt Alexander succeeded in opposing bail and the accused Philani Kubheka was remanded in custody whilst being investigated.

On 19 October 2020 the accused Philani Kubheka (26) years old was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years Imprisonment by the Magistrate at Newcastle Regional Court.

Colonel JJ Kubheka, the Newcastle Detective Commander praised Detective Sergeant NPP Alexander for her perseverance and dedication in securing a conviction.