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Relatives nabbed for brutally killing elderly couple


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – It is alleged that on 07 June 2020 at 10:00, an elderly couple aged 60 and 62 were at KwaNyuswa area in Ezinqoleni when known suspects entered their homestead.

They dragged them out of their home and stabbed them several times before the couple was set alight. Their house was also set alight by the suspects who fled the scene after the ordeal. Ezinqoleni SAPS were notified of the incident and were summoned to the scene. Upon arrival they found two bodies that were burnt.

An investigation was conducted at the scene and police started to trace the suspects involved. Two suspects aged 25 and 32 were arrested in the KwaNyuswa area as they fled the scene after the incident. They are expected to appear in the Ezingolweni Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and arson. More arrests are expected as the team is gathering more information.

“I am glad that the culprits who killed this defenceless elderly people so brutally have been brought to book. We are hoping the remaining suspects will be arrested soon so that they can answer for their crimes,” said the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula.


Colonel Thembeka Mbele
082 462 9870