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2023/08/28      |  Written By:  Lieutenant Colonel S Mhlongo   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

KWAZULU-NATAL – On Sunday 27 August 2023, Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation arrested a 43-year-old female for the murder of Captain Zwelakhe Ntombela.

Captain Ntombela was shot and killed as he arrived at his home in Umlazi on 3 May 2023. He was then robbed of his private and service pistols. A case of murder was reported at Umlazi police station and the case docket was allocated to Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Investigation for intensive investigation.

In July, Mzo Ntombela (27) was arrested by the Hawks members working together with National intervention Unit at Umsinga area where he was hiding. Captain Ntombela’s firearms were recovered at the accused’s homestead in KwaMaphumulo. He was sentenced to 20 years direct imprisonment last week, 21 August 2023.

The arrested suspect is expected to appear in the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 29 August 2023.

The KwaZulu-Natal Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Provincial Head, Major General Lesetja Senona welcomed and commended the members for the arrest of the additional suspect.