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CASE AGAINST MAN WHO KILLED SIX FAMILY MEMBERS SCHEDULED FOR TRIAL: DURBAN
2021/09/30      |  Written By:  Brigadier J Naicker   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 29 September 2021 – It is alleged that on Saturday, 20 February 2021 at about 23:00, the suspect arrived at the home of his relatives in Nkanini at Eshowe and called all members of the family together. This had occurred after he forced the door open with an axe, which was later found inside the house. The suspect was armed with a pistol, which he used to kill six members of the family aged between 8 to 70 years of age.

The suspect fled the scene after the incident. Detectives worked around the clock and traced the suspect to Greytown on 22 February. Sthembiso Nkosinathi Mthimkhulu (36) made several court appearances.

The bail was denied and the accused was kept behind the bars since then. The docket is investigated by the Provincial Organised Crime Unit. The case has been scheduled for trial from 4 until 8 October 2021 in the Mtunzini High Court.