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Glebelands most wanted hitman nabbed

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


DURBAN – The Acting KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Major General Thulani Gonya praised police officers for the arrest of the most wanted hitman at the Glebelands Hostel. There has been a spate of murders committed at the Glebelands Hostel in the past few years and a Task Team was established to investigate these incidents.

0n 12 February 2021 police officers successfully arrested  wanted hitman, Thobani Kwazikwakhe Mahobo (35) also known as Laqhasha. He was arrested while hiding in Lamontville. Mahobo appeared before the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court on two counts of murder and was remanded in police custody until 22 February 2021 for further investigation.

It is alleged that on 15 November 2020 the deceased Anele Chutshane and Phumlani Ntozakhe both 27, were shot and killed by the suspect when they came out of their room at Glebelands Hostel.They were both certified dead at the scene. The accused has a pending assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm case against him after he assaulted his ex-girlfriend while she was inside her room in the   Glebelands Hostel in June last year.

Both cases were transferred to the Provincial Organised Crime unit for further investigation. The accused will further be profiled to determine whether he is linked to other serious crimes committed within the province.

In another incident the Umlazi Regional Court convicted and sentenced Bheki Goodman Cele (51) to eight (8) years imprisonment for possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. On 20 March 2018, Cele was arrested by the Glebelands Task Team after he was found in possession of a pistol loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition in Glebelands Hostel.




Colonel Thembeka Mbele

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