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ATTEMPTED MURDER SUSPECT CAUGHT WHILE TRYING TO FLEE: DURBAN
2021/10/08      |  Written By:  Captain N Gwala   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

DURBAN: 7 October 2021 – Zenzele Mzila (36), appeared in the Mtubatuba Magistrate’s Court on 6 October 2021 for charges of attempted murder, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. He was remanded in custody until 12 September 2021.

On 5 October 2021 at 19:50, Hluhluwe police officers received information about a suspicious vehicle traveling towards Hluhluwe at high speed. It was reported that the said vehicle was involved in an attempted murder case in Mbazwana where a 27-year-old male was allegedly shot multiple times on the body while at Ebunganeni area in Mbazwana. Hluhluwe police officers proceeded to the R22 Road in Hluhluwe where a vehicle was spotted and they pursued it from Mziki River. It was then intercepted at the Landini turn off.

Mzila was searched and found with a pistol, magazine and two rounds of ammunition. He was then placed under arrest. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded for further investigation.