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Man suspected of multiple murders remanded in custody


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

DURBAN - Mlungisi Gezani Hadebe (25) appeared before the Weenen Magistrate’s Court on 09 October 2020. He was remanded in custody until 15 October 2020 at the Colenso Magistrate’s Court.

Hadebe was arrested for multiple murders where a total of twelve people were killed and five others sustained serious injuries. He was arrested last Tuesday after a lengthy investigation by the investigating officer assigned to the case.

It is alleged on 21 July 2018 at 18:30, a taxi full of passengers was travelling on the R74 Weenen Road in Colenso when they were ambushed by a number of suspects who opened fire towards their vehicle. A total of 12 people demised after they sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Last year Thandukwazi Thusi (42) was arrested for the same case but died in prison whilst awaiting for trial.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula praised the investigating officer who made sure that the suspects are brought to book. “I am confident that all those involved in the brutal killing of so many lives will be caught soon,” he said.


Brigadier Jay Naicker
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